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Chances are you'd never heard of public charge before today.

It's a big deal and will have devastating consequences for potentially millions of immigrants. Here's why it matters. 1/
Public charge has been around for over a hundred years and was intended to keep certain "undesirable" immigrants out of the US...poor people.

It's basically a wealth test for immigrants. 2/
What should shock no one to learn, Congress passed the public charge restriction the same year it passed another, more famous restrictionist law: 3/
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BREAKING: Days after mass shooting, inspired by anti-immigrant hate speech & white supremacy, Trump admin finalizes #publiccharge anti-immigrant rule - historically used to enforce white supremacy.

Rule will go into effect in 60 days from now.

The Trump public charge rule on its face is an elitist push to tell immigrants that they must achieve the American dream somewhere else before they can come here.

It favors wealth over family in determining who can come and stay here.
It punishes immigrants for the low-wages their employers pay & is license to discriminate against ppl w/disabilities/health conditions.

This is VAST departure from status quo. Public charge currently means institutionalization at gov's expense or subsisting on public cash assist
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It’s official. Trump has published his radical #publiccharge rule in the federal register.

Now it’s up to to us to generate thousands and thousands of comments to #protectfamilies

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.@amprog statement…
The public charge rule is nothing more than an elitist and discriminatory wealth test that will hurt people regardless of their immigration status.
As @inclusionist has detailed, DHS acknowledges IN THE 400+ PAGE PROPOSED RULE that its policy would increase poverty and housing insecurity, reduce educational attainment, and have negative effects on businesses and charities.
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BREAKING: President Trump just announced a devastating new proposed regulation that would harm countless immigrant families & all of our nation's communities. The adjustments to "Public Charge" would rig our immigration system so green cards would only go to the highest bidder 1/
This is a regulatory backdoor approach to separate more families. We’ve seen this before when Trump attempted to enact his draconian agenda of restricting legal immigration through Congress — but failed. 2/ #ProtectFamilies
The lead-up to this policy is already producing a damaging chilling effect. Families are foregoing critical, basic needs to stay healthy and thrive for fear of being shut out of the immigration process. 3/ #ProtectFamilies
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🚨 THREAD: President Trump has signed an executive order mandating that families be jailed by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security or Defense. This order would have the effect of jailing, for months or even years, immigrant families seeking safety in the U.S. 1/
.@MarielenaNILC: "The Trump administration has created a crisis and committed horrific human rights abuses by separating children from their parents at the border." 2/ #ProtectFamilies
@MarielenaNILC .@MarielenaNILC: "Clearly on the defense, today it used a political sleight of hand to try to placate Americans who have been rightly outraged by their government’s repugnant policies, including separating children and babies from their parents and housing them in cages." 3/
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