CWDA Condemns Supreme Court Ruling on Public Charge
SCOTUS Allows Implementation Despite Active Lawsuits

Press release

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2020

Contact: Maya Polon, 818.288.6231


CWDA Statement on Supreme Court Public Charge Ruling

Sacramento, CA – The County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) released the following statement from Cathy Senderling-McDonald, Deputy Executive Director, condemning the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that lifts a nationwide injunction preventing the Trump Administration from implementing changes to the Public Charge rules:

“The Supreme Court has allowed this unnecessary, harsh set of changes to long-standing public charge rules to move forward even before the court processes have played out in a number of states where lawsuits are pending. We know that the very existence of these rules will continue to have a chilling effect on the willingness of our immigrant communities to seek food assistance, housing and health care that they need and are eligible to receive.

“We don’t yet know when these rules will be enforced by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service, and it’s important to understand that this could be a temporary enforcement – there still are lawsuits moving through the courts challenging the rule.

“In the meantime, we continue to encourage members of our immigrant community to consult reliable sources, especially trained immigration attorneys, to discuss their specific situations.”


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