Want to take action now? Below are opportunities to speak out against recent proposals from the Trump Administration that would harm immigrant families. This list will be updated on a regular basis. We also recommend that you get involved with the PIF campaign to stay up to date on new threats and advocacy opportunities.
Submit a Comment on HUD’s Mixed Status Families Rule
The Trump Administration has proposed a new rule that would prohibit “mixed status” immigrant families from living in public and other subsidized housing. This rule continues the Administration’s pattern of attacks on immigrant families and attempts to deny them access to programs that support housing, nutrition and health care.
The proposed rule would result in family separations and evictions for certain immigrant families, putting tens of thousands of people, mostly children, at increased risk of homelessness. The public now has 60 days to comment on the rule. Please join us in fighting back against this cruel rule by submitting comments to HUD opposing this proposed rule – the deadline to submit is July 9.
What you can do:
- The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) and National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) are leading the effort to oppose this harmful and cruel proposal and have developed advocacy tools for you to use to join us in opposition. Together, NHLP and NLIHC launched a new website for individuals to submit their comments. Go to www.Keep-Families-Together.org and submit your comment now!
- To learn more, check out their fact sheets, talking points, and social media toolkits.
- You can also submit your own comments directly on regulations.gov.
Tell Congress to Support Investments in Workforce and Education Programs
Immigrants can proactively improve their income (and public charge “totality of circumstances”) by obtaining additional education and job skills. Congress has recently proposed increasing funding for workforce and education programs. This critical investment would finally begin to make up for the last two decades of devastating cuts. This increase would represent the first time appropriators met their commitment to workers and businesses under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and fully funded a program that helps workers get the skills businesses need for 21st century jobs.
What you can do:
- Our partners at the National Skills Coalition have created an easy to use portal. Click here to take action to tell your members of Congress – it’s time to adequately fund workforce and education programs.