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
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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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