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The Trump administration is about to publish a long-anticipated rule that will make it harder for people without wealth or advanced educations to achieve permanent legal immigration status.
The bottom line: This is all part of the Trump administration's attempts to move toward what it calls a merit-based immigration system — and a part of its broader attempts to slow most forms of immigration to the U.S., Axios' Stef Kight reports.
The big picture: The rule would penalize immigrants who use or are likely to use public benefit programs such as food stamps, housing assistance or Medicaid.
Between the lines: The rule will "drastically increase the discretionary power [U.S. Customs and Immigration Services] has to deny immigration status to people," tweeted Dara Lind of ProPublica.
What's next: The rule will publish on Wednesday, then go into effect 60 days later.
A pro-democracy protester is held by police during a demonstration against the extradition bill in Hong Kong on August 11, 2019.
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