California has filed suit over a new rule that would deny lawful permanent status to immigrants who use public assistance.
The updated “public charge” rule allows the government to deny visas and green cards to immigrants who have received public assistance.
Co-published by the American Prospect
Nowhere is the risk of undercounting immigrant residents higher than in California, whose immigrant population is nearly twice the national average.
State investigations raise concerns about human rights abuses in federal detention facilities.
Playwright Boni B. Alvarez dramatizes the experience of six Filipinas temporarily inhabiting a one-bedroom flat near Los Angeles’ well-to-do Hancock Park neighborhood.