We Condemn the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

August 12, 2019 | National

The Trump administration today announced its finalized public charge rule, a regulation that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to impose harsh new evaluations on applicants for Legal Permanent Residency. The rule aims to prevent millions of families from accessing the public benefits they need to survive and thrive.

The Children’s Defense recognizes this rule for what it is: an attack on children, immigrants, low-income communities and communities of color. This regulation is unjust and un-American and we with our partner organizations are mobilized to block its implementation. Read our full statement.