New White House Immigration Rule to Face Court Challenges

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Although the Trump administration has taken several steps to address the number of migrants congregating at the southern border seeking asylum, the immigration crisis in the U.S. appears not to improve.

Now, a new White House rule would prevent legal immigrants from getting a green card or a visa if they rely on taxpayers for financial assistance. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has strongly condemned the new rule, which they say will undermine families.

Charles Wheeler is the director of training and legal support at CLINIC, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. 

He joins us from California to discuss how the tightening of immigration legislation will ultimately prevent low-income and working class people from obtaining a green card, and what steps those affected can do to protect themselves.