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Tell Congress: Defend Legal Protections For Immigrant Families

The Trump Administration is implementing another harmful policy that will hurt immigrant families. It's changing 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.

We must protect and modernize current avenues for legal immigration.

Recent attacks on legal immigration undermine the United States' global standing, threaten our economic leadership, and fundamentally contradict our nation’s heritage as a country that welcomes immigrants from every corner of the globe.

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