LatinoJustice Decries the Lifting of the Nationwide Injunction on the “Public Charge” rule
CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, cperez[@]latinojustice.org, 212-739-7581
New York, NY – Earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the “Public Charge” rule. The battle around the legality of denying immigration applications based on the “Public Charge” rule continues, however, while the legal battle ensues, the law will begin to take effect around the country.
“The ‘Public Charge’ rule imposes a wealth test on immigrants of color seeking to enter the country, people who are overwhelmingly driven by their desire to be reunited with family members and loved ones. It is one of the many policies that this administration has pushed to target the Latinx community. While this odious rule will continue to be challenged in the courts, we reiterate our unconditional support for all immigrants and their families and stand ready to defend them as needed,” said Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, Senior Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For more than 40 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout New York and beyond. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit www.latinojustice.org.