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Administration’s cruel attacks on immigrants continue
Updated: January 29, 2020, Washington, D.C. – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Courts’ decision to allow the enforcement of the public charge rule. Jody Rabhan, NCJW Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, issued the following statement:
“Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to start enforcing the public charge rule. This Supreme Court decision will effectively force immigrant families to choose between accessing government services, including food assistance or medical care, and keeping their families together in the United States. Since the rule targets social services, it will disproportionately impact people of color, low-wage earners, and those with disabilities.”
“The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) strongly opposes the public charge rule as it goes against our Jewish and American values. NCJW has been working on issues of immigration for 125 years and we will not remain silent right now as the most vulnerable among us are in need. NCJW members and advocates already submitted hundreds of comments opposing this measure and we will continue to fight for the right of all marginalized people, including immigrants targeted by this rule, to have access to build new lives in our nation.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.