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Baltimore appeals to a brief admin on immigrant access to benefits



"A brief change in administration (State Department handbook) has largely determined the country's imprisonment if they have used one of the many federal, state or local programs that make it harder for immigrants to contact their families," said the court.

Suits are referred to as defendants, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President of the State Department, Donald Trump, and this imposes an offense on the administration, while respecting the same guarantees of the Constitution.

"This change is due to the brief administration's well-known hatred against some immigrant groups – the most important of Hispanic, Asian and African communities – and this is a violation of the federal law governing administrative agencies, including the guarantee of equal protection of the Constitution," read the statement by the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh .

CNN contacted the State Department for comments on the suit.

The city said that this movement, in response to the state department, changed its definition of "state duty" to the term of a potential immigrant who most likely would be primarily dependent on state benefits. According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, a person has selected a state fee, this is not acceptable in the US and is not entitled to become a legitimate resident.
As CNN announced last spring, the Trump administration, considering many additional benefits, such as the Child Health Insurance Program and food stamps, deciding what might be a public charge, thus limiting the access of legal immigrants to state benefits.
The Baltimore lawsuit points out that similar changes to the DHS in extending the definition of public fees have not yet come into force, while parallel State Department policies have already been introduced.

According to a court judgment, the Department of State has expanded its definition of public offer to a wider range of benefits in the Foreign Policy Guide and, due to changes, Baltimore's immigrant population refuses to accept "the public benefits that Baltimore makes available to all its residents."

"The people of Baltimore, immigrants and not, will be less healthy and less prosperous, resulting in unlawful actions by the defendants," says the lawsuit.


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