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Baltimore asks Trump's administrator for access to benefits for immigrants



"Changes to the Trump report (Foreign Ministry's Handbook) put a thumb on the scale to prevent immigrants from this country if they use one of a number of federal, state or local programs – which is much harder for immigrants to unite with their families," he reads litigation.

The case is called President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo and the Foreign Office as the defendants, and accused the administration of violating guarantees of the same protection of the Constitution.

"The change was motivated by the known Trump administration's hostility to some immigrant groups – the most notable Hispanic, Asian and African communities – and it is a violation of federal laws regulating administrative agencies, including a guarantee of equality by the Constitution." Read Baltimore Catherine Pugh's Office of Baltimore Mayor's Office.

CNN appealed to the Foreign Office for an appeal.

This move, the city said, came in response to the fact that the ministry changed the definition of a "public charge", a term for a potential immigrant who is likely to be "primarily dependent" on government benefits. According to US citizenship and immigration services, someone charged with a public charge is ineligible to the US and is not eligible to become a permanent resident.
As the CNN says last spring, the Trump government has considered limiting the access of legal immigrants to public services when deciding who could be public accusations, including many other benefits – such as the Children's Health Insurance Program and Food Stamps – advantages.
The Baltimore Court notes that a similar change to the Department of Homeland Security, which extends the definition of a public charge, has not yet been achieved, while a parallel policy of the Foreign Ministry has already been put in place.

According to the lawsuit, the Foreign Office has broadened its definition of a public charge in a foreign affairs manual to include a wider range of benefits, and the change has led to the Baltimore immigrants refusing to accept the "public benefits that Baltimore makes available to all its inhabitants."

"Baltimore, immigrants and not, will be less healthy and less satisfied as a result of unlawful acts of the defendants," the court said.


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