The following statement is from Sam Brooke, SPLC deputy legal director, following the Supreme Court’s ruling that allows the ‘public charge’ policy to take effect:
“Today’s ruling allows yet another discriminatory and xenophobic Trump administration policy aimed at low-income black and brown immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security’s ‘public charge’ rule only hurts families struggling to make ends meet. It effectively cuts essential aid that helps ensure immigrants’ basic human rights to housing, food and health care.
“The administration has weaponized DHS to make it harder for immigrants to find a home, build a family and participate in our society. The rule is just the latest effort in the Trump administration’s relentless attack on nonwhite immigrants in our communities and at the border.”