Latest Trump Attack on Immigrant Community is Deeply Troubling for Nation’s Children and Families

 

LOS ANGELES, CA —On Wednesday of this week, President Trump said he will seek legislation to impose a five year bar on immigrants to access health and social services. Such law has been in place for twenty years and triggers a concern that the President is interested in further limiting immigrants’ access to a safety net necessary to build strong and healthy families.  
 
The Children’s Partnership joins the National Immigration Law Center, the Center for Law and Social Policy, hunger advocates, anti-poverty groups, and advocates for immigrants in denouncing these statements.“This latest attack on America’s immigrant families to deny their access to health and social services is immoral, unjust and costly.
 
One in four children in the United States and half of all children in California are part of an immigrant family. This attack will drive up child poverty, deny children and families health care, increase hunger and homelessness, keep children out of school, and potentially drive up health care costs.
We call on Congress to represent the millions of hard working families in states across the country and reject the latest Trump Administration attack on America’s children and families,” said Mayra E. Alvarez, President of The Children’s Partnership.
 
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