Moms Welcome New Biden Administration Public Charge Rule
“The Trump administration’s ‘public charge’ rule was cruel and racist, and moms are thrilled that the Biden administration replaced it with a fair, compassionate rule that will allow hard-working immigrant families to access food, health care, and other essential services they need to thrive. The Public Charge Rule the Biden administration published today is welcome and badly needed – not just because it puts an end to an unfortunate chapter in our history during which a heartless, anti-immigrant administration used public policies to intimidate and punish immigrant families, but also because it makes clear that neither use of health, nutrition and housing assistance nor benefits used by a U.S. citizen child will not be considered in citizenship applications of their family members.
“MomsRising and its Spanish-speaking community, MamásConPoder, will work hard to get the word out about the new rule, so that immigrant parents will no longer fear applying for food, housing, and health care supports that they or their children are entitled to access.
“America’s moms want every child and family to be able to access food, housing, and health care, every immigrant to be treated with compassion and respect, and our government to reject racism and anti-immigrant sentiment in all their forms.”