February 17, 2020

CA school officials reassure immigrant parents after ruling limiting benefits

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If your child attends public school or eats school lunch, it won’t hurt your application for permanent residency.

That’s the message school officials across CA are trying to send to parents after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the Trump administration can begin using new rules to deny permanent residency, or green cards, based on whether an immigrant is likely to use certain public benefits, such as food stamps or public health insurance. The court has not ruled on the merits of the new rules, but is allowing them to go into effect, while lawsuits move through lower courts.

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