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Deciphering Immigration Guideline Changes

Melissa Gerr

Legal immigrants, especially those who hope to bring family members to join them, are worried about new regulations from the Trump administration re-defining who should be excluded from the U.S. because they are likely to become dependent on food stamps, school lunches, Medicaid or other government benefits.

Baltimore is the first city to challenge the new definitions in court. City Solicitor Andre Davis tells us why the city is suing, and conservative analyst Art Arthur, a former immigration judge, argues in favor of the tougher regulations.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'