For Immediate Release: August 15, 2019
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Washington, DC —Today’s CEPR Blog by Shawn Fremstad examines the arcane “public charge” immigration rule which is currently in the headlines because of a complicated and frightening expansion of the rule by the Trump administration.

A large swath of working-class, US-born citizens married to, or planning to marry, legal immigrants are caught up in this web of contemptuous regulation. “The new rule is so broad that tens of millions of US-born citizens, including perhaps most working-class, fall within the rule’s definition of public charges,” says Fremstad.