US Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli during a briefing about the new rule at the White House on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg

New US immigration rule could disqualify visa and green card applicants for being too poor

  • Change takes effect on October 15 and could see applicants rejected for receiving public assistance, including welfare, food stamps, public housing or Medicaid
  • Critics say plan is racially motivated and seeks to cut legal immigration without going through Congress
Topic |   US immigration

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli during a briefing about the new rule at the White House on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
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A view of Guatemala City, capital of the tiny Central American country that the Trump administration signed an asylum agreement with on Friday. Photo: AP

Trump announces new deal to foist US-bound asylum seekers on Guatemala

  • The White House said the tiny Central American state would now be considered a ‘safe third country’ for US-bound asylum seekers
  • But that term does not appear in the text of the agreement, according to the US Department of Homeland Security
Topic |   United States

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A view of Guatemala City, capital of the tiny Central American country that the Trump administration signed an asylum agreement with on Friday. Photo: AP
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