The Washington Post reports:
The Department of Housing and Urban Development acknowledged that a Trump administration plan to purge undocumented immigrants from public housing could displace more than 55,000 children, all of whom are legal U.S. residents or citizens.
The proposed rule, published Friday in the Federal Register, would tighten regulations against undocumented immigrants accessing federally subsidized housing to “make certain our scarce public resources help those who are legally entitled to it,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said last month.
But the agency’s analysis of the rule’s regulatory impact concluded that half of current residents living in households potentially facing eviction and homelessness are children who are legally qualified for aid.
The government’s housing agency says 55,000 children could be evicted from their homes—& affordable housing will become scarcer & more expensive—under Trump’s plan to evict undocumented immigrants – @TracyJan https://t.co/hmAW4usU1T
— Abigail Hauslohner (@ahauslohner) May 10, 2019