Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares Stevenson//
What we know about Trump’s proposal to punish immigrants who receive public benefits

Reports that the Trump administration is preparing to deny U.S. citizenship to immigrants who receive any sort of income-based public assistance have unleashed a wave of concern in South Florida.

Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares

But the plan has not been approved yet, the published reports are confusing and it could be months before any change related to public benefits and immigration could be approved and take effect

Lawyers interviewed on Miami radio stations Wednesday morning counseled Cuban immigrants not to apply for citizenship because it would be denied, based on the fact that they have received public assistance in the past

But that was rash advice, experts said, because no new regulations have been published