This is reprehensible! A person could come here on a work visa, get his or her green card, then lose a job or get sick. That person might need help during the 5 years they have to wait before renewing the green card or applying for citizenship. This change would make it impossible to keep the green card or become a citizen. This is NOT who we are! We are a generous, compassionate nation that doesn’t punish law-abiding people who need help.