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  1. This proposed rule is very unfair. It is unfair because the US government in its own website lists many of this things as not a public charge. For example, see this website from USCIS. https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge Then look at the answer to the question, “What publicly funded benefits may not be considered for public charge purposes?” Here they list “Non-cash or special purpose cash benefits that are not considered for public charge purposes include:

    Medicaid and other health insurance and health services (including public assistance for immunizations and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases; use of health clinics, short-term rehabilitation services, and emergency medical services) other than support for long-term institutional care
    Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    Nutrition programs, including Food Stamps, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, and other supplementary and emergency food assistance programs
    Housing benefits
    Child care services
    Energy assistance, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    Emergency disaster relief
    Foster care and adoption assistance
    Educational assistance (such as attending public school), including benefits under the Head Start Act and aid for elementary, secondary, or higher education
    Job training programs
    In-kind, community-based programs, services, or assistance (such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and intervention, and short-term shelter)”

    So now they are going to deny citizenship to people that have used these programs in the past? Moreover, when they say in their own website that it is ok to use this programs without it being a public charge?

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