USCIS to Start Enforcing Immigration Policy

3 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 18 2019 Jun 18, 2019 June 18, 2019 6:11 PM June 18, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – A presidential memorandum states if an immigrant receives public benefits, their sponsors have to repay the government for every dollar the immigrant gets.

This is a reminder U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers must reinforce to new or renewing sponsors.

A woman who spoke with CHANNEL 5 NEWS is co-sponsor for her daughter-in-law, she’s taking the necessary steps to legally become a U.S. citizen.

She signed up over a year ago to be a co-sponsor.

Now, USCIS officers and other agencies are stepping up and reminding sponsors of their policies.

If the immigrant they’re sponsoring uses any government assistance, they will have to repay every dollar.

This enforcement comes after President Donald Trump declared some agencies weren’t enforcing the policy sufficiently.

Watch the video above for the full report.

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