Calling the plan “torture” and “state-sponsored terrorism,” Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday blasted a proposed rule that would deny federal housing aid to households that include anyone living in the country illegally, even when other members are eligible for such aid as lawful residents or U.S. citizens.

Immigrants lacking lawful status are ineligible for federal housing subsidies. But current rules under the Department of Housing and Urban Development allow for subsidized rent to be prorated to cover eligible residents such as minors who are U.S. citizens. Under the proposed rule, such partial coverage would disappear.

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