Attorney General James Implores Trump Admin. to Halt Implementation of Public Charge Rule During Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 12:06

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James and a coalition of 17 additional attorneys general from around the nation have called on the Trump Administration to delay implementation of its Public Charge Rule as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) progresses nationwide. The Public Charge Rule drives immigrants and their families away from accessing the health benefits to which they are entitled by threatening their eligibility for green cards and visas. As the coronavirus spreads across the country, immigrants should be encouraged to access health insurance and medical care, but the Trump Administration’s rule does the opposite.

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