Trump Administration To Enforce Public Charge Rule That Includes English Proficiency
The Trump Administration will enforce its public charge rule that includes English language proficiency.
The United States Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s public charge rule 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, public assistance, and other social services as their primary means of financial support.
The term “public charge” was introduced in the Immigration Act of 1882.
Under the terms of the new public charge rule, 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.”