January 27, 2019

BREAKING: Supreme Court Lifts Public Charge Block

Today, the Supreme Court voted to lift an injunction on the Trump administration’s public charge rule. This policy disproportionately targets non-white immigrants and endagers the wellbeing of thousands of families. 

Families Belong Together Chair Jess Morales Rocketto released the following statement:

“Today, the Supreme Court voted against families and undermined the very values that are engraved on the Statue of Liberty. This ‘wealth test’ slams the door on millions and strips parents of the opportunity to protect and provide for their children. The Trump administration is once again attacking the spirit of the American dream. We should be a nation that shows compassion and fights for all families, not just the wealthy.”

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The Families Belong Together coalition includes nearly 250 different groups comprising tens of thousands of Americans from all backgrounds who have joined together to fight the Trump Administration’s cruel family separation and anti-immigrant agenda. Led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, MoveOn, the ACLU, FWD.us and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Families Belong Together coalition organized the National Day of Action that saw hundreds of thousands of people protest the family separation policy and other inhumane immigration policies at more than 780 events in all 50 states. The coalition is at the forefront of the fight to permanently end family separation and incarceration, immediately reunite all families who remain torn apart, reverse the Trump administration’s zero-humanity policy that created this crisis, and hold accountable anyone who has profited politically or financially from the suffering of these families.