Acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli has been an immigration hardliner for much of his political career.
He is currently facing scrutiny for rolling out a new “public charge” rule that would deny green cards for visa holders using or expected to use public benefits like food stamps and Medicaid.
On NPR, Cuccinelli re-imaged the famous Emma Lazurus poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty to say, “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”
As a Virginia state senator, Cuccinelli introduced a resolution calling on Congress to repeal birthright citizenship.
He also introduced a bill allowing companies to fire employees on the basis of not speaking English.
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Acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli is currently in hot water for re-imagining the famous poem written on the Statue of Liberty as only welcoming self-sufficient immigrants, but he’s been an immigration hardliner for much of his political career.
In making the comments, Cuccinelli was defending USCIS’s highly controversial new “public charge” rule. Under this new rule, USCIS will deny green cards to …read more
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