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     October 23, 2019      #28-296 sdj 0
 
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In this Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018, photograph, Laura Peniche, right, joins her children 11-year-old Katalina, back left, 4-year-old Athena, front left, and 6-year-old Leonardo at a playground in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. Peniche, 34, came from Mexico as a teen and has protection from dep
Immigrants refuse aid for fear it will doom green card hopes

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was struggling financially this past year, Laura Peniche traveled all over Denver to get free food from churches to feed her three young children. She was too scared to apply for government food assistance.

When she was offered a chance a few weeks ago to get a reduced-rent apartment through a city program, she turned it down. Instead, she stretches her budget to pay several hundred dollars a month more to rent somewhere else.

It was all because of rumors she heard that immigrants seeking green cards would be rejected if they had ever used government aid programs.

Now the Trump administration has proposed a rule change that would codify some of those rumors, and immigrants and their ...

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In this Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018, photograph, Laura Peniche joins one of her three children, 6-year-old Leonardo, at a playground in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. Peniche, 34, came from Mexico as a teen and has protection from deportation under DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arriva