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For Immediate Release:
August 12, 2019
Contact: 212-417-5801
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STATEMENT FROM NY SECRETARY OF STATE ROSSANA ROSADO ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S “PUBLIC CHARGE” RULE

“Trump’s new ‘public charge’ rule to withhold legal permanent resident status to those who may have received health, nutrition, housing and Medicaid assistance in the past is a cruel measure that targets our most vulnerable populations. This draconian rule is anti-American and anti-New York.

“We believe in helping our neighbors find opportunities to succeed and provide for their families. Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to throw everything it can in the way to stop new Americans from joining our country, whether it be separating and incarcerating families at the border, restricting asylum for those fleeing violence and weaponizing ICE to detain residents.

“We will fight this ongoing assault on our immigrant communities and we will do everything in our power to stop this rule in its tracks, just as we did with Trump’s illegal ‘citizenship question’ on the census.”

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