Advancement Project National Office Condemns Supreme Court Clearing Trump Administration To Implement New Rule Impacting Immigrants of Color, Working Class Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court has endorsed the Trump Administration’s continuous assault on immigrants by Monday’s decision to let the Administration implement the ‘public charge’ rule.
“Throughout his campaign and his presidency, Trump has sought to dehumanize immigrants and people of color – in essence, shrinking the definition of who is seen as ‘a person,” said Losmin Jimenez, Project Director and Senior Attorney, Immigrant Justice at Advancement Project National Office. “Today’s public charge shift is not a minor bureaucratic change. It is an attempt to perpetuate a malicious narrative about people of color. A president who calls people animals, bans Muslims, incites violence against people of color, and calls murderous white supremacists ‘good guys’ is not interested in bureaucracy or governing. He’s undoing institutions and practices that foster free and safe communities of color as part of a broader racial purge agenda.”
“Furthermore, the Administration’s changes to the public charge rule punishes low-income immigrant families who access essential services such as nutrition assistance and health care. The rule favors immigrants who have completed higher education, speak fluent English, and are younger,” Jimenez said. “Obviously, these proposed changes will negatively impact the number of people who are able to get a green card, sponsor a family member, or visit family and in turn impacts then who will later be eligible for U.S. citizenship. This is yet another shameful attack on working-class immigrant families, and a threat to those should ultimately be able to fully participate in democracy as a citizen.”
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