Experts argue millions of low-income migrants may have to choose between needed services and staying in the U.S. legally.
California, along with a coalition of other states, says the new "public charge" rule creates unnecessary barriers for immigrants to obtain legal status.
Both pander to white resentment.
Santa Clara and San Francisco counties filed the lawsuit after the Department of Homeland Security announced its new rules to restrict legal immigration.
“Under this rule, children will go hungry; families will go without medical care," Letitia James said of the new "public charge" policy.
The rule change is one of the most aggressive efforts by the Trump administration to restrict legal immigration.
The 2020 candidates have ambitious plans for tackling big challenges, but still aren’t ready to repair America’s social safety net.
The caps are supposed to dissuade welfare recipients from having more children. They haven’t worked.
Jazmine Headley said she's not the only person seeking public assistance who has been mistreated in the process.
The proposal could help keep out immigrants and drive people off safety-net benefits.
The announcement could help galvanize voters who have backed or opposed Trump’s crackdown on legal and illegal immigration.
Once again, they're fudging the data, and millions of impoverished Americans will pay the price.
Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.) also referred to benefits recipients as "parasites" on his radio show.
State prosecutors say almost $84,000 had been deposited into her bank account while she was receiving public assistance.
The order is more about messaging than policy in the short term.
The proposal is unlikely to get off the ground.