Add your official comment: Stop Trump's cruel attack on immigrant families
I am strongly opposed the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule change to "public charge."
The proposed policy will devastate all our communities by making immigrant families afraid to access essential health, nutrition and shelter programs. Immigrant communities, long the target of attacks by Trump, will now live in fear of seeking supports they need—regardless of whether they are actually subject to the "public charge" test.
These extremist, anti-immigrant measures betray our fundamental values. Just like the termination of DACA, the cruel family separation policy, and the Muslim ban, this proposed rule represents an extremist attempt to close America's doors to all but the highest bidder.
Why is this important?
**Please leave a comment to say why you oppose this policy change. Your comment will be delivered as an official public comment.**
On October 10, the Trump administration unveiled a new proposed regulation that penalizes immigrant families for simply accessing basic needs to feed their children and keep their families healthy.
Under the proposed regulation, the "public charge" rule would allow Trump to establish a rigged immigration system where green cards would only be available to the wealthy few while immigrant families — many with U.S. citizen children — with modest incomes could be denied the possibility of a permanent future together.
The Trump administration is required by law to post this unjust proposed order on Regulations.gov for 60 days before finalizing the regulation, to give the public the opportunity to weigh in. If people like you and I post comments against the order, we stand a better chance of disrupting or even stopping it.
We have until December 10 to submit as many comments as possible.
When the Trump administration attacks marginalized communities, he attacks the character of our nation. People nationwide have taken a stand each time this administration has launched an attack on the most vulnerable among us and, now, it's time for us to take a stand again.