. WELCOME BACK. NOW TO THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENT TRUMP MOVE ADD HEAD WITH A RULE CHANGE THAT COULD MAKE IT HARDER FOR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO BECOME PERMANENT RESIDENCE DEPUTIES OR U.S. CITIZENS. CBS 4 HAS THE DETAILS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. Reporter: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS IMMIGRANTS IN THE U.S. SHOULD BE READY TO MAKE IT ON THEIR OWN. THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY, AMERICANS AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS PULLED THEMSELVES UP BY THEIR BOOTSTRAPS TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS AND OPPORTUNITY OF THIS GREAT NATION. THE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED THE IT IS EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF THE PUBLIC CHARGE RULE TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO BECOME PERMANENT RESIDENTS IF THEY ARE LIKELY TO USE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE INCLUDING MEDICAID, FOOD STAMPS, SUBSIDIZED HOUSING. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO LIVE WITH US THEIR WHOLE LIVES OR ULTIMATELY BECOME CITIZENS, WHO AN STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID AMERICA SHOULD HAVE A MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION POLICY. CRITICS SAY THIS RULE CHANGE IS A STEP IN THAT DIRECTION. THIS IS A RULE THAT’S GOING TO IMPACT MODERATE TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES. IF YOU ARE NOT WHITE AND WEALTHY, THE UNITED STATES IS NO LONGER A WELCOMING NATION. THE GOVERNMENT ESTIMATES ABOUT 382,000 IMMIGRANTS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THIS RULE EACH YEAR. CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE. THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS BEGUN IMPLEMENTING THE PUBLIC CHARGE RULE IN DETERMINING IF IMMIGRANTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR VICTIMS.