Public Charge Immigration Rule; Major News Media Merger

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The Trump administration announced a new rule last week that deems legal immigrants who use or are likely to use public benefits like food stamps or Medicaid a “public charge,” and will be less likely to be granted a green card. Thirteen states have already sued the administration, calling the rule cruel and anti-immigrant. Join us for a discussion on The Sound of Ideas. Then, we'll discuss a major media merger between GateHouse and Gannett, and how local news will be impacted. 


-Heather Prendergast, Immigration Attorney, Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast 

-Joe Cimperman, President, Global Cleveland 

-Mike Howell, Senior Advisor for Executive Branch Relations, The Heritage Foundation 

-Brandon Szuminsky, PhD, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Baldwin Wallace University 

-Jan Leach, Professor, News and Director, Media Law Center for Ethics & Access at Kent State University 

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