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President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security finalized a new rule Monday that will allow immigration officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants who receive some public benefits.

The “public charge” rule, as it’s known, will restrict immigrants who receive food stamps, Medicaid, welfare or housing assistance from applying for green cards or certain other kinds of visas, and put certain income restrictions in place.

According to an analysis by the nonprofit Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP), it could indirectly affect almost 300,000 people in Michigan alone and could hurt the state’s economy.

Read more in Michigan Advance

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