Supreme Court Ruling Will Cause Many Immigrant Families to Forgo Health Care

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Statement of Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s lifting of an injunction on the Trump administration’s ‘public charge’ regulation, which makes harmful changes to how the government determines which immigrant families can remain in the country.

“We are deeply disappointed in today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows the Trump administration’s proposed change to the existing ‘public charge’ rule to go into effect, a move that will force many immigrants to make an intolerable choice between ensuring health care, food and housing for their family, or keeping them together in this country. This change will exacerbate sickness, poverty and hunger, widen health, racial and economic disparities, and divide families and communities.

“The Trump public charge rule is a yet another direct attack on the health and well-being of immigrant communities, and we are troubled that the majority of the court has sided with the administration’s inhumane anti-immigrant agenda. We remain hopeful that the rule will be struck down.”

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