Unpopular opinion: is it really that bad that Trump is making it impossible for people who rely on government assistance to get green card? Shouldn't green card be merit based?

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I thought it was for citizenship. The financial independence regulation for getting a green card has always been there. Same as the requirement for carrying it all the time.

I think part of the reason to not be strictly merit based is for familial ties. eg. If my parents lived with me and retired, I would take care of them. They wouldn’t need go on gov’t assistance but they wouldn’t be eligible for a green card.

When you think of Green Care based solely in qualified workers, then yes. But what happens when you start considering asylees?

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