*** THESE COMMENTS WERE SUBMITTED TO DHS ON REGULATIONS.GOV ON DECEMBER 10,2018 ***
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 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.