Stop Trump’s Cruel Attack on Immigrant Families

A Destructive Regulation

Building on the traumatic separation of families at the border, the Trump administration wants to block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States and scare them away from seeking access to health care, nutrition, and housing programs.

Favors the Wealthy

Our lives should be defined by how we contribute to our communities, not by what we look like or how much money we have. If this regulation moves forward, only the wealthiest immigrants could build a future in the United States. This regulation is part of the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to divide the country and vilify immigrants.

Puts Millions at Risk

The proposed regulation would make—and has already made—immigrant families afraid to seek programs that support their basic needs. The proposal could prevent immigrants from using the programs their tax dollars help support, preventing access to healthy, nutritious food and secure housing. Because one in four American children have at least one immigrant parent, this could impact millions. It would make us a sicker, poorer, and hungrier nation.

The public comment period for Trump’s proposed “public charge” regulation has ended. Together, over 200,000 comments were delivered to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing this cruel and harmful proposal. Remember, the proposed rule has not been finalized. The DHS must review and respond to every issue presented in the comments. Stay tuned for updates.

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National Immigration Law Center
CLASP

Partners

  • 1,000 Days
  • Advancing Justice
  • Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation
  • African Services Committee
  • Alianza Americas
  • America’s Voice
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Federation of Teacher (AFT)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • American Public Health Association
  • Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)
  • Asian Health Services
  • Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
  • Atlas: DIY
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Berkeley Media Studies Group
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Beyond the Bomb
  • Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC
  • California Association of Food Banks
  • California Food Policy Advocates
  • California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA)
  • California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
  • California LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens)
  • California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • California Primary Care Association (CPCA)
  • California WIC Association
  • CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates
  • Care for the Homeless
  • Caring Across Generations
  • Carolina Jews for Justice
  • CASA
  • Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
  • Casa San Jose
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
  • Causa Oregon
  • Center for American Progress (CAP)
  • Center for Community Change
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Center for Health Progress
  • Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP)
  • Center for Public Representation
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
  • CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
  • Centro de Comunidad y Justicia
  • Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
  • Child Care Law Center
  • Children at Risk
  • Children Now
  • Children’s Alliance
  • Children’s Alliance (WA)
  • Children’s Defense Fund – California
  • Children’s Defense Fund – New York
  • Children’s Defense Fund – Texas
  • Children’s HealthWatch
  • Children’s Rights, Inc.
  • Chinese American Planning Council
  • Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • Colorado Center on Law and Policy
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
  • Colorado People’s Alliance
  • Columbia Legal Services
  • Columbia University
  • Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc
  • Community Action Marin
  • Community Catalyst
  • Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
  • Community Clinic Consortium
  • Community Health Systems, Inc.
  • Community Justice Project, Inc.
  • Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
  • Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) Immigrant and Refugee Task Force
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Consultant
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations – LA (CAIR)
  • County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA)
  • Crystal Plati Consulting
  • CUNY School of Law
  • D.C. Action for Children
  • D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute
  • D.C. Immigration Hub
  • Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
  • Dignity Health
  • Don’t Separate Families
  • El Centro De Servicios Sociales INC.
  • Elevate Energy
  • Emerald Isle Immigration Center
  • EMP Law, LLC
  • Empire Justice Center
  • End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
  • Entre Hermanos
  • Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations
  • Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
  • Families Belong Together / Familias Unidas, No Divididas
  • Families USA
  • Farmworker Justice
  • First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission
  • First Focus
  • Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Florida Health Justice Project
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition
  • Florida Legal Services, Inc.
  • Florida Policy Institute
  • Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network
  • Health Care For All
  • Health Care for America Now Education Fund (HCANEF)
  • Healthy Illinois Campaign
  • Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Hispanic Federation (HF)
  • Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
  • Human Impact Partners
  • Idaho Voices for Children (Voices)
  • Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
  • Illinois Hunger Coalition
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Immigration Equality
  • Jobs for the Future (JFF)
  • Jobs With Justice
  • Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts
  • Justice in Aging
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Kansas Action for Children (KAC)
  • Kansas Appleseed
  • Kansas Center for Economic Growth
  • KC Metro Immigration Alliance
  • Kentucky Equal Justice Center
  • Kids Forward
  • Kids in Needs of Defense
  • Kingdom Mission Society
  • Lake County Immigrant Advocacy
  • Latino Policy Forum
  • Latinos Promoting Good Health
  • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR)
  • Legal Aid Justice Center
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
  • Legal Council for Health Justice
  • Louisiana Budget Project
  • Luella J. Penserga Consulting
  • Maine Equal Justice
  • Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
  • Make the Road New York
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Mason Consulting, LLC
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)
  • MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • Michigan Advocacy Program
  • Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC)
  • Michigan Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Michigan League for Public Policy (the League)
  • Mid Minnesota Legal Aid
  • Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
  • Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
  • Mobilization For Justice, Inc.
  • MomsRising
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Mountain Family Health Centers
  • Mountain Park Health Center
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
  • National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • National Association of County Human Services Administrators
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • National Center For Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ)
  • National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities
  • National Council for Behavioral Health
  • National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  • National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
  • National Housing Law Project
  • National Human Services Assembly
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • National Institute for Reproductive Health
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
  • National LGBTQ Task Force
  • National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • National Skills Coalition
  • National WIC Association
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • Nebraska Appleseed
  • NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
  • New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
  • New Mexico Voices for Children
  • New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • Nextgen America
  • Niskanen Center
  • North Carolina Justice Center
  • Northern California Grantmakers
  • Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA)
  • OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA)
  • Ohio State University
  • OneAmerica
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Ounce of Prevention Fund
  • ParentsTogether
  • Partnership for America’s Children
  • PASOs
  • Paul Weiss
  • Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
  • Philadelphia Women’s Center
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • PODER Northwestern Law Student Group
  • Positive Women’s Network – USA
  • Prevention Institute
  • Redwood Community Health Coalition
  • Refugee Connections Spokane
  • Religious Action Center
  • RESULTS
  • Rooted in Rights
  • Rupani Foundation
  • San Francisco Poster Syndicate
  • Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center
  • Sargent Shriver Center on National Poverty Law
  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) State Council Californus
  • Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)
  • South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • Southeast Asian Research Action Center (SEARAC)
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
  • Southwest Solutions
  • Springboard Partners
  • St. Louis University
  • Suffolk Law School
  • T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
  • Tennessee Justice Center
  • The Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH)
  • The Children’s Partnership
  • The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
  • The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy
  • The Indivisible Project
  • The Interfaith Alliance of Idaho
  • The Legal Aid Society
  • The New Mexico Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • The New York Immigration Coalition
  • TODEC Legal Center
  • Tonantzin Society
  • Treatment Action Group
  • UndocuBlack Network
  • UnidosUS
  • United African Organization
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Parent Leaders Action Network
  • United We Dream (UWD)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Texas
  • Utahns Against Hunger
  • Violence Intervention Program
  • Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)
  • Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP)
  • Virginia Poverty Law Center
  • Voices for Children in Nebraska
  • Voices for Utah Children
  • Waxman
  • We Belong Together Campaign
  • WeCount!
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty (WCLP)
  • Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
  • Workers Defense Project
  • World Relief
  • ZERO TO THREE