Delhi: The administration of US President Donald Trump announced on Monday new rules that aim to deny permanent residency and citizenship to migrants who receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare. The new rules threatened citizenship hopes of millions of mostly Hispanic migrants who work for low wages and depend in part on public services. It also appeared to close the door for impoverished and low-skilled migrants outside the country hoping to legally obtain a foothold in the United States. Announcing a new definition of the longstanding “public charge” law, the White House said migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely to need public assistance. In addition, those already here and using public services will not be able to obtain green cards or US citizenship. “To protect benefits for American citizens, immigrants must be financially self-sufficient,” Trump said in a White House statement.