Rep. Johnson’s statement on proposed public charge rule for immigrants

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CLARKSTON, GA – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) released the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule making it more difficult for law-abiding immigrants to obtain their permanent residency in the United States and reunite with family members if they access public resources such as health care, as well as food and housing assistance:

“This expansive anti-immigrant proposed rule simply ignores the contributions of hard-working, tax-paying families,” said Johnson. “No family in America should be forced to choose between healthcare and having food on the table or accessing these vital services and jeopardizing their green card status. This draconian rule puts wealthier immigrants in front of ones with less means and continues this administration’s shameful departure from our long history of welcoming immigrants from around the world.”

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