"HUD expects that fear of the family being separated would lead to prompt evacuation by most mixed households."
White House Senior Advisor to the President and prominent white nationalist Stephen Miller is pushing a new federal rule that would evict an estimated 55,000 legal U.S. residents or U.S. citizens who are children, over the immigration status of just one of their parents.
The children are living in federally-subsidized public housing. Miller wants Secretary Ben Carson's Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to evict families who have even just one undocumented immigrant living with them.
The Washington Post reports "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."
Supporting the eviction of children, Secretary Carson said it would "make certain our scarce public resources help those who are legally entitled to it."
Miller's new rule, the Post adds, "would require every household member be of 'eligible immigration status.'"
Those 55,000 children are living in approximately 25,000 households, of about 108,000 people – so 108,000 would be evicted, and possibly homeless.
“HUD expects that fear of the family being separated would lead to prompt evacuation by most mixed households,” the agency’s analysis said, according to the Post. “Temporary homelessness could arise for a household, if they are unable to find alternative housing.”
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