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First Focus on Children hails injunction on public charge

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, made the following statement about today’s injunction of the Trump Administration’s public charge rule:

“We are delighted that the courts have blocked implementation of the Trump Administration’s public charge rule. The public charge rule does not just harm children, it directly targets them. Under the rule, the simple act of being a child is counted as a negative. Millions of children in immigrant families would lose access to health care, housing and nutrition services, whether from a direct impact or the rule’s chilling effect. We applaud these judges for halting its progress. We will continue to work to make sure that this rule is never implemented.”

For more on the ways public charge hurts children, please see our fact sheet at this link.

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