The Trump administration wants immigrants to stop using public benefits, but many immigrants are already severely restricted from receiving assistance with food, health and child care. Even when they are at their most vulnerable.
About 154,000 people are eligible to renew. As of Thursday morning, many still had not applied — cost, the difficulty in getting legal help and fear of how the government will treat them are likely reasons.
Ten state attorneys general have given the president until Sept. 5 to decide if he will rescind the Obama-era program that gave temporary work permits and reprieve from deportation to some undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.
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