In its fight to protect America’s borders, the Trump administration has made a move to block illegal immigrants from receiving federally subsidized housing.
On Friday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a new rule that all public housing applicants must have their immigration status verified.
The rule would also tighten eligibility by requiring that every family member is either a citizen or a legal resident.
Under current rules, a family is eligible as long as at least one family member is either a citizen or green card holder.
If enacted, the new rule would also apply to families who have already received assistance, forcing them to prove their eligibility at their next evaluation.
At present, an estimated 25,000 households in the program include at least one ineligible person.
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