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TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO OPPOSE THE PUBLIC CHARGE RULE

The Department of Homeland Security recently proposed a new “public charge” rule.  Currently an immigrant can be denied admission to the U.S. if they are deemed likely to require public cash assistance or long-term healthcare at the government's expense.  Under the proposed rule, the list of benefits that could count against an immigrant's application would greatly expand.

 

The policy assumes you can accurately divide people into permanent classes of contributors and non-contributors, which is inconsistent with the history of immigration in our country.  It would harm millions by undermining access to essential health, nutrition and housing services for immigrants and their families.  It would also put the wealthy ahead of families who have waited years for a green card.

 

For more information about the public charge rule, click here.