Together, we must stop the Trump administration’s new attack on immigrant families!
Yesterday evening, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a revised “public charge” rule that threatens access to food, medical, and housing assistance for millions of lawfully present immigrant families. It allows the federal government to block immigrants from becoming legal permanent residents or “green card” holders have used public benefits like food and medical assistance for which they are eligible.
The new “public charge” rule greatly expands the list of programs that jeopardize immigration status to include nearly all available basic need programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
If it goes into effect, many families will have no choice but to forgo critical assistance for fear of family members being denied a green card, putting them at greater risk of falling into poverty. It will also allow the administration to significantly shift the U.S. legal immigration system away from family-based immigration without the approval of Congress.
Sign up here to help us resist! Help fight this shameful rule!
Add your name and/or organization to a list of New Mexicans opposed to the changes
Submit comments about the proposed “public charge” rule. (The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty will provide a template.)
You can find information on what we know about the proposed changes here.