No one should be forced to choose between feeding their families and risking being separated from their loved ones. However, the Trump administration has launched yet another attack on immigrant families. Specifically, the administration is seeking to punish people applying for a Green Card if they access nutrition, housing, and medical care programs for which they are already eligible. The administration aims to do this by expanding an arcane rule with racist roots, called “public charge”.
It’s important to know that NO changes have been implemented for people applying for a green card in the U.S.* Rather than restricting people’s ability to access nutrition, visit a doctor when they get sick, or get needed support that puts a roof over their head, we need to expand our circle of care.
*Some exceptions may apply. Read more here.
On Oct. 10, the Trump administration formally proposed a "public charge" regulation.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s proposal to expand “public charge” is a blatant attempt to rig our immigration system against community members who are low-income, have limited English proficiency, or have disabilities. It would have a devastating impact on millions of people who are a vital part of our communities. (Note: This proposal is NOT yet in effect)
Starting today, the public has 60 days (also known as a “comment period”) to tell DHS what we think about their proposed rule.
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