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POTUS issues memo ordering strict enforcement of sponsor-reimbursement laws

  1. Date Announced

    May 23, 2019

    President Trump issues a memo directing relevant agencies to update and issue procedures, guidance, and regulations, as needed, to strictly enforce existing income-deeming and reimbursement laws when sponsored immigrants seek certain means-tested public benefits, such as SNAP, Medicaid, and TANF.

    [ID #804]

    See Biden administration actions below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    May 23, 2019
  3. Biden Administration Action

    February 5, 2021

    This Biden Administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On February 5, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order revoking this Presidential Memorandum. This Executive Order orders heads of agencies to review actions and investigations initiated under the prior Executive Order.

    Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans


NILC - Understanding the President’s Memorandum on Enforcing the Responsibilities of Sponsors

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