The regulations announced on Monday targets those who rely on government assistance programmes like subsidized housing or food or have used the health insurance for the poor, making them ineligible for Green Cards or permanent residency.
Mr Cuccinelli said the words "certainly are" still part of the American ethos when challenged in an NPR interview but then went on to give a revised version of them.
The new rule will go into effect October 15, and only government aid used after that point will be assessed, Cuccinelli said.
On Monday, the Trump administration released its update to rules on immigration applicants that aims to limit the number of impoverished immigrants allowed to legally enter and remain in the U.S. Acting Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli explained, "This is really an example of President Trump enforcing long-standing law that required people coming to the country or that wanted to be here long term to be self-reliant".
NPR's Rachel Martin asked him if that new rule changes the idea of the American dream of being able to come to the country with nothing and still find success.
"Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus's words etched on the Statue of Liberty, 'Give me your exhausted, give me your poor, ' are also a part of the American ethos?"
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Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, speaks during a briefing at the White House on August 12 in Washington.
The official added the words "who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge".
He said the welcoming words from the 1903 plaque at the Statue of Liberty, "Give me your exhausted, your poor", were put there "at nearly the same time" as when the first public charge law was passed - in 1882. "Well, I'm certainly not prepared to take anything down off the Statue of Liberty", he told reporters.
The move was heavily criticized by immigration rights groups who argue that the Trump Administration is aiming to reduce legal immigration.
After implementation, it may not only reduce the number of legal immigrants in the US, but also make it easier for low-income immigrants in the country to apply for benefits even if they need them, thus increasing their health, education, etc. I don't think it's fair to have the American taxpayer pay for people to come in to the United States ...
"I'm exhausted of seeing our taxpayer paying for people to come into the country and immediately go onto welfare and various other things".