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US to Refugees: Poor Asylum Seekers Need Not apply

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“Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet,” was how Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), suggested revising the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty in August when the Trump administration rolled out a regulation that would pave the way for denying green cards or citizenship to legally admitted immigrants who had used Medicaid, food stamps or other public benefits. Yesterday, the Trump administration took yet another step that makes a mockery of Lady Liberty’s iconic welcome by publishing a regulation that would put…

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