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Tell Congress: Defend Legal Protections For Immigrant Families

The Trump Administration is considering another harmful policy that will hurt immigrant families. It wants to change the definition of "public charge."

A public charge is someone deemed likely to become dependent on the government for cash assistance or long-term institutional care. For anyone who falls into this category, the government can deny admission to the U.S. or refuse an application for lawful permanent residency (a green card). But now this administration is broadening the policy to an unprecedented degree. U.S. immigration officials could deny green cards to immigrants simply because they are not wealthy, have a preexisting health condition, or have received public benefits. It will result in tragic consequences for immigrant communities.

Now is your chance to stand up for immigrant families. Submit a comment today.

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