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Cárdenas Statement on Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule

Aug 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) releases the following statement on the Trump Administration’s imposed rule that would deny admission to lawful immigrants into the United States and make it more difficult for current, legal immigrants to remain in the United States:

“There goes Trump with another lose-lose proposal. This is an attack on legal immigrants and ultimately, an attack on tax-paying families, small businesses, states and local communities, and American citizens. In 2014, immigrants in this country earned $1.3 trillion and paid more than $223 billion in federal taxes while paying another $105 billion in combined state and local taxes. A strong legal immigration system is critical for the prosperity of all Americans.  It is essential to a healthy American economy and stopping families from using benefits that will help them thrive hurts us all in the long run.

“This rule is outrageous and detrimental to American families and it will send our economy into a tailspin ultimately hurting our farmers and every industry that America is so proud of.”