Public Charge Policy Could Threaten Health Care for Nebraska Kids

By Eric Galatas


The Trump administration has finalized a new rule that could deny green cards to immigrants if they access public benefits – including health care, nutrition and housing assistance – or if officials believe they might do so in the future. 

Olivia Golden, executive director at the Center for Law and Social Policy, said Monday’s move ignores more than a quarter million comments submitted by faith leaders, major health advocacy organizations and health providers, all opposed to the measure’s impact on children, low-income families and people of color.

“In America, wealth should not be the measure of worth,” Golden said. “The color of your skin should not count more than the content of your character. We should protect, and not attack, children and families.”


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