© 2020 WLRN
MIAMI | SOUTH FLORIDA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

‘Public Charge’ Screenings Available Free For Low-Income Immigrants in South Florida

GettyImages-472067869.jpg
BILL OXFORD GETTY IMAGES
/
ISTOCKPHOTO
Green card

Starting Monday, low-income immigrants will be at a greater risk of being denied a visa or a green card.

The Trump administration’s new “public charge rule” will keep people who need benefits like food stamps, housing vouchers, Supplemental Social Security Income and Medicaid from getting their green cards because they’d be considered a “financial burden” to the U.S.

However, there are still certain people who receive public benefits are exempt from being impacted under the law, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.