The County of Santa Clara has denounced a new Trump Administration proposal that it says seeks to impose “harsh immigration consequences” for the use of many public benefits and services.
Bay City News Service
In a county news release issued today, Supervisor Dave Cortese reiterated the county’s commitment “to providing benefits and services to ensure that all residents and families remain healthy and safe.”
The County of Santa Clara said the proposed “public charge” rule by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would “wrongly force non-citizens to either cease using certain essential county services or risk jeopardizing their ability to become lawful permanent residents (green-card holders).”
The Department of Homeland Security is required to consider public input before deciding whether to finalize the proposal.
After the proposed rule is officially published in the Federal Register, the public will have 60 days to comment on it. The proposed rule can be viewed at https://www.dhs.gov/publication/proposed-rule-inadmissibility-public-charge-grounds.
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