The Trump administration has begun to implement a new federal regulation geared toward stopping likely welfare-dependent legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the USA, and English language proficiency is a key factor in the new rule.
As ProEnglish first reported in August of 2019, the Trump administration is seeking self-sufficient immigrants who are proficient in English for green cards to permanently remain in the USA over those who are non-English speakers and reliant on welfare.
The United States Supreme Court recently approved the proposed regulation, and the Trump administration has now begun to apply the new “Public Charge” rule.
Under the terms of the new regulation, the Department of Homeland Security “will consider whether the alien is proficient in English or proficient in other languages in addition to English as part of the public charge inadmissibility determination. People who spoke a language other than English at home were less likely to be employed, and less likely to find full-time work when employed.”