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The cruelty is the point.

NBC News: Trump administration to make it harder for low-income immigrants to stay

The Trump administration introduced a new rule Monday making it harder for low-income, legal immigrants who receive food stamps or other forms of taxpayer-funded assistance to stay in the country legally.

The rule would require immigrants applying for a change in immigration status (like a green card) or those seeking to come here to prove that they are unlikely to ever need public assistance, and can bar immigrants who had received assistance above a certain threshold from being approved.

Betcha half a dollar Trump wouldn’t be doing this if most of our legal immigrants were white.

(Featured photo credit: Donald Trump, by Gage Skidmore.)