ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Public Charge Ruling

January 27, 2020 3:00 pm

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NEW YORK — In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule to temporarily take effect. The rule imposes new restrictions on green cards and visas, and particularly affects individuals with disabilities as well as low-income families. The American Civil Liberties Union opposes the rule.

Claudia Center, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Disability Rights Program, had this reaction to the Supreme Court’s action:

“This policy is yet another way for the Trump administration to hurt immigrants. It enshrines the false stereotype that people with disabilities do not contribute to our society. Families will suffer. Congress has repeatedly declared that disability discrimination violates federal law. This rule must be stopped.”


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