PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 4: Estefany Galindo, originally from Honduras, hugs her coworkers and friends Maria Reiss, right, and Cynthia Lansden, left, after the Fiesta of Independence Naturalization Ceremony at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona on July 4, 2018. More than 220 people from more than 40 countries participated in the annual Independence Day ceremony. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is hosting more than 50 naturalization ceremonies for more than 4,000 new U.S. citizens across the country between July 1st and 4th. "It has been a long journey with lots of tears and ups and downs, but I am here," Galindo said. (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) (Carolyn Van Houten / The Washington Post)
Changes to a rule designed to screen out people who need government services could throw up fresh obstacles for immigrants.