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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Meng Issues Statement on Public Charge Rule

Aug 12, 2019
Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today issued the following statement on the public charge rule.
 
“President Trump’s public charge rule is another ruthless and callous attack on immigrant communities. This cruel and un-American plan penalizes those who are in the U.S. legally. It will have dire consequences for hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants, mostly children and families who require critical safety net programs for health care, food and other basic and daily necessities.
 
Just recently, we witnessed immigrants being targeted and gunned down, and President Trump’s raids separating children from their parents. Now, the President wants to weaponize basic human services to continue his assault against immigrants. 
 
Over the last year, I have urged the President to not implement this inhumane proposal and today I call on him to abandon this reckless effort. Hard working immigrants enrich our communities and contribute to our economy and nation. We cannot allow them to be kicked to the curb by this President.”