BP Diaz Opposes Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Proposal

Posted on November 19, 2018, 6:42 pm
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter in opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed “public charge” inadmissibility rule changes.

The changes would disqualify individuals and families that have received public benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare Part D and SNAP food assistance from United States citizenship.

“This is not our America,” wrote Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in the letter to Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. “Our America is not one where only those without a history of receiving any government assistance and their families are welcomed.”

The complete letter can be read here.


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