Statement from NYLPI on the Trump Administration’s Proposed New “Public Charge” Immigration Rule

September 25, 2018

Health Justice, Immigrant Justice, News

Image of protestors holding signs saying "Immigrants make America Great"

The Trump Administration’s proposed new immigration rule would force our clients and communities to choose between the people they love and the food, housing, and healthcare they need. Under the proposed “public charge” rule, having a disability or using government programs can be counted against immigrants seeking lawful admission to the U.S. or applying for a “green card.” This new rule threatens immigrant families, discriminates against immigrants with disabilities, and turns basic support into weapons against communities of color. We’re fighting to stop it, and we need your help.

Read the full statement here.

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