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POTUS issues memo ordering strict enforcement of sponsor-reimbursement laws

  1. Original 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]

    White House Issues Memo Ordering Strict Enforcement of Sponsor-Reimbursement Laws
  2. Effective Date

    May 23, 2019
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    February 5, 2021

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

    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.

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Current Status

Not in effect
February 5, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Humanitarian
Agencies Affected: DOJ DHS HHS DOS


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