Ashlee Ramirez

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donated 2019-01-03 13:58:21 -0500
answered 2019-01-03 13:56:56 -0500
Q: If another organization supports the American Families United Act, should we work cooperatively with them, even if they have a slightly different (not contradictory) niches?
A: Yes

Weigh in on Legislative Priorities

As we look to our legislative priorities when Congress is sworn in January 2019, we would like to pause and gather your input on this 12 question survey. 

We begin with the question of who you think should set our legislative priorities, then walk you through several different legislative possibilities that may come to pass, and end with a question on other legislative priorities that are important to you.

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signed Public Charge Petition 2018-12-01 10:30:25 -0500

CLOSED: Oppose Public Charge Rule. Support Immigrants, Citizens, and Children.


On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule change that would reinterpret existing law. For 22 years, the United States has had a clear-cut rule to prevent immigrants from receiving public assistance. But the rule change means bureaucrats will be making unguided judgements on who is too poor to be American.

The rule change means deportations, denials of green cards, and denials of citizenship to immigrants who were invited to live in America and have earned their place in American society. It means more separations of families, including those of US citizens.

Read more from these respected, non-partisan organizations:

The Center for Migration Studies -- Proposed Public Charge Rule Would Significantly Reduce Legal Admissions and Adjustment to Lawful Permanent Resident Status of Working Class Persons

The Migration Policy Institute -- Gauging the Impact of DHS' Proposed Public-Charge Rule on U.S. Immigration 

The Urban Institute -- By targeting SNAP, the expanded "public charge" rule could worsen food insecurity 

Please join us in opposing this proposed rule by December 9, 2018. We will submit signatures to DHS on December 10.

We the undersigned, submit the following comments in opposition to the proposed "Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds" rule change, DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012:

This proposed rule means bureaucrats making unguided judgements on who is too poor to be American, all in the face of a rule that has worked for 22 years. This is not solving a problem. It is creating one.



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