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Coalition of Immigrant Rights Groups Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Allow Trump’s Wealth Test Rule
public charge rule is a threat to our communities and seeks to shred the values upon which our immigration system is based - including opportunity and family unity
Washington, DC - Value Our Families, a national coalition of organizations seeking to strengthen the U.S. family-based immigration system, issues the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision on Trump’s public charge rule. The public charge rule can be implemented nationwide while in litigation, except in Illinois where another injunction is in place.
Reshma Shamasunder of Value Our Families, stated:
“The disgraceful Supreme Court decision to allow the Trump Administration to continue separating low income families is against the heart of our tradition as a nation that welcomes people regardless of how much money they have. This public charge rule will likely result in many denials of green card applications as it views all immigrants negatively except the wealthiest and healthiest. Family-based immigration will be hit hardest by the rule, likely heavily impacting the parents of U.S. citizens, elderly or low income immigrants, and people with disabilities or health conditions."
"We call on Members of Congress to speak up against Trump’s anti-family attempts and help us pass the Reuniting Families Act as a real solution to strengthen our family-based immigration system," ended Shamasunder.
Alvina Yeh, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, a member of Value Our Families coalition, stated:
"This public charge decision is a disgrace! The Supreme Court is choosing to allow the Trump Administration's punishment for poor and working-class immigrants. The public charge policy especially targets immigrants with disabilities and their families, in an attempt to remake the face of U.S. immigration to be wealthy and white. In solidarity with working people globally, and for the advancement of APALA's members and their families, we will continue to fight public charge. We believe in tearing down barriers for immigrants moving for better jobs and opportunities for their families, not building walls."
Value Our Families is a national coalition of organizations seeking to strengthen the U.S. family-based immigration system. Visit: ValueOurFamilies.org #ValueOurFamilies