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Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Monday at the White House that immigrants legally in the U.S. may no longer be eligible for green cards if they use food stamps, Medicaid and other public benefits. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Immigration Chief: 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet'

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Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, speaks during a briefing at the White House on Monday. Trump administration officials announced new rules that aim to deny permanent residency to migrants who may need to use food stamps, Medicaid and other public benefits. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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