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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 02:11 AM

Trump Administration Seeks To Bar Immigrants with Disabilities

The Trump administration is moving to make it more difficult for immigrants with disabilities and their families to get a visa or attain permanent residency in the United States.

A proposal from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Department of Homeland Security, would alter how immigrants are evaluated as they seek the right to permanent residency — the step before citizenship. The use, or potential use, of public services by immigrants or their family members are considered “heavily weighted negative factors” in the draft document.

Some of the examples cited as negatives include high-cost medical conditions and many uses of social services, like food assistance, Medicaid, unemployment and disability benefits. The category “mental disorders” is on a list of the five most expensive health conditions contained in the draft regulations.

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“People are very scared,” said Michelle Garcia, the Latino community organizer for Access Living, a Chicago-based disability advocacy organization. “They’re scared of going to a hospital or getting support and services” because it may negatively impact their immigration status.

Garcia said she works with immigrant clients who have children with disabilities who are American citizens. However, they’re not seeking services for their children, out of fear it could lead to their own deportation or count against them in their efforts to stay in the country.

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/04/30/trump-bar-immigrants-disabilities/25032/

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2018, 02:20 AM

1. Of course they did

After all, people with disabilities are "tough to watch." Even when American. Even when white Christian, male, heterosexual, gold-medal-winning world champion American.

What the hell would Trump want with a random disabled FOREIGNER?

Goddamned Skidmark Trump.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2018, 05:53 AM

2. If the R's could figure out how to get rid of disabled and/or poor Americans, they'd do it.

Oh wait! They are working on it.

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Response to CozyMystery (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 30, 2018, 06:02 AM

3. They certainly are - and taking health care away from everyone they can

For the millionth time: What is wrong with them??!

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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 06:07 AM

4. Sounds like what Canada does, unfortunately. If you have a serious

 

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