In light of the Trump Administration issuing the public charge rule as final, the National Partnership is re-sending its original statement issued last year in which we concluded that this rule would be harmful for families. We continue to stand by that statement. Original statement below:
Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The public charge rule the Trump administration issued today would make our country less healthy, our communities less strong and our families less economically secure. It would create intolerable penalties for using government programs designed to improve health, provide food and nutrition and promote economic stability, and will force families to forego those services.
This rule is heartless and short-sighted. It would make immigrants second-class citizens, continue the Trump administration’s appalling anti-immigrant policies and undermine our core values as a nation. It should never be adopted.”
You can find this statement online here.
National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at NationalPartnership.org.
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