Stop Trump’s Cruel Attack on Immigrant Families

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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.

Submit your own comment to stop Trump’s proposal

Before Trump’s “public charge”  rule can be finalized, the administration is required by law to review and respond to every unique public comment they receive about the  proposed regulation.

We strongly encourage you to edit the text in the comment box and use your own words.

Your comments should explain how taking away the ability to use these public services would harm you, your family, or your community.  If you do not want to include any personal information, a friend or representative can submit a comment for you.

Key Points to Include
  • Our lives in this country should be defined by how we contribute to our communities—not how much money we have. The new “public charge” regulation puts the wealthy ahead of families who have waited years for a green card.
  • The regulation would make immigrant families afraid to seek access to healthy food, health care, and housing. This fear would extend far beyond people who may be subject to the “public charge” test. It would harm entire communities as well as the infrastructure that serves all of us.
  • The regulation assumes you can accurately divide people into permanent classes of contributors and non-contributors. This is totally inconsistent with the history of immigration in our country.
  • If it moves forward, the regulation will have negative ripple effects on the health, development, and economic outcomes of generations to come.

All information submitted through this comment form will be shared directly to the federal government at Regulations.gov.

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  • 1,000 Days
  • Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation
  • African Services Committee
  • Alianza Americas
  • America’s Voice
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Nurses and Health Professionals (NHP)
  • 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 Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
  • 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 Asian Pacific Community Health Orgs (AAPCHO)
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Berkeley Media Studies Group
  • Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC
  • California Association of Food Banks
  • California Food Policy Advocates
  • California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)
  • California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • California Primary Care Association
  • California WIC Association
  • CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates
  • Caring Across Generations
  • Carolina Jews for Justice
  • CASA
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  • Casa San Jose
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
  • Causa Oregon
  • Center for American Progress (CAP)
  • Center for Community Change
  • Center for Health Progress
  • Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP)
  • Center for Public Representation
  • 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 (CCJ)
  • Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
  • Child Care Law Center
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  • Children’s Alliance (WA)
  • Children’s Defense Fund – California
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  • Children’s HealthWatch
  • 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 People’s Alliance
  • Columbia Legal Services
  • Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc
  • Community Action Marin
  • Community Catalyst
  • Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
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  • Community Health Systems, Inc.
  • Community Justice Project, Inc.
  • Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
  • County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA)
  • D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute
  • D.C. Immigration Hub
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  • Don’t Separate Families
  • El Centro De Servicios Sociales INC.
  • Emerald Isle Immigration Center
  • Empire Justice Center
  • End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
  • Entre Hermanos
  • Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
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  • Families USA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
  • Human Impact Partners
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Idaho Voices for Children (Voices)
  • Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
  • Illinois Hunger Coalition
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Immigration Equality
  • Justice in Aging
  • Kansas Action for Children (KAC)
  • Kansas Appleseed
  • Kansas Center for Economic Growth
  • KC Metro Immigration Alliance
  • Kids Forward
  • Kingdom Mission Society
  • Lake County Immigrant Advocacy
  • Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
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  • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR)
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
  • Legal Council for Health Justice
  • Louisiana Budget Project
  • Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (MIRC)
  • Make the Road New York
  • Marin Community Foundation
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  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)
  • MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
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  • Michigan League for Public Policy (the League)
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  • MomsRising
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  • 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 County Human Services Administrators
  • National Center for Law and Economic Justice
  • National Center For Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ)
  • National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities
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  • National LGBTQ Task Force
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  • National Women’s Law Center
  • Nebraska Appleseed
  • NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
  • New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
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  • South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
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  • Suffolk Law School
  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
  • Tennessee Justice Center
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  • The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH)
  • The Children’s Partnership
  • The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
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  • Treatment Action Group
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