Take Action for Immigrants Now
The current Presidential Administration has launched several recent administrative attacks on immigrant families over the past few weeks. We need your help in fighting back. Take a stand for immigrant rights by voicing your opposition to these two bad policy proposals, listed below.
Take a Stand Against the Public Charge Rule Change
On October 10th, the Department of Homeland Security officially published their proposal to change Public Charge regulations in the United States.
Even though this is currently just a proposal and months from taking effect, immigrants have been cancelling their enrollment in government programs out of fear that their involvement will ruin any chance of remaining in the United States.
The administration is required by law to review public comments on the proposed regulation for 60 days, through December 10th. Make your voice heard by posting a comment demanding a stop to this attack on families, communities, and children now.
Click here to access Protecting Immigrant Families’ action page where you can have your comment shared directly to the federal government at Regulations.gov. And please share the link far and wide with your networks!
Take a Stand Against the Reduction of Fee Waivers for Low-Income Immigrants
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is proposing changing the eligibility for fee waivers for lower-income immigrants on the path to legal permanent residency and U.S. citizenshp. The move would make most of those who apply for the fee waiver no longer eligible to do so, forcing them to forego important immigration protections like asylum due to the prohibitively expensive cost of filing the required paperwork. The proposal is a back-door method of limiting family immigration and reunification and could suppress naturalization rates among immigrants.
The administration is required by law to review public comments on proposed regulation changes like this for 60 days. This particular proposal is accepting comments from the community until November 27th, 2018. Make your voice heard by posting a comment demanding a stop to this attack low-income immigrants at this link.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has put together a very helpful template you can use when submitting your public comment. Access the template here.