Trump administration threatens poor and working immigrants with new ruling, advocates speak out

By Hassan Abbas


Olivia Golden, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy, spoke to the audacity of the administration’s dismissal of the overwhelming response to the new rule. The proposal drew more than 266,000 public comments, mostly in opposition.

“This administration has been consistent in its use of harmful and hateful tactics to scare immigrant communities and create fear and anxiety for many immigrant families and their children,” she said. “The rapid publication of this rule despite more than a quarter of a million comments filed during the 60-day comment period indicates that the Administration has deliberately chosen to ignore the perspectives, experiences, and research provided by a broad cross-section of Americans.  


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