Trump measure challenges immigration to the U.S.


(WEHT)- A new measure from President Trump will change the rules for people asking to legally immigrate to the U.S.

The measure would call for a test to be done to see if potential immigrants are financially fit enough to not be dependent on government assistance. The test would see if they will be dependent in the future. This is one step in the direction of what people are calling trumps “invisible wall”.

Immigration advocates say this new rule will do more harm than good.

International Center Executive Director Albert Mbanfu said, “For all those who have contributed to the development to this country, they weren’t asked their financial status. So doing it now will limit immigration. Two will deprive the united states of the next-generation economy.”

The Trump administration said they’re just cracking down on a law that’s already on the books.

The measure went into effect Monday.

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(This story was originally published on February 25, 2020)

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