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Have You Heard About the Changes to the Public Charge Rule?

2018-10-17T16:41:35+00:00October 15th, 2018|Public Charge|

On October 10, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued proposed changes to a federal rule as an attack on immigrant families and their right to vital services like health care, education, nutrition, and housing. DHS says it wants to change the rules so that immigrants who use public services cannot receive a green card. But, current law already restricts which public services immigrants can use! Trump’s proposed rule is unnecessary and rips away the most basic safety net that protects us all. The rule is not on the books now but if it goes into effect it will hurt Local 99 families. We can stop the hate but, we need your help! Tell DHS why this rule is a bad idea.