ABC News quoted Tahirih Senior Immigration Policy Counsel, Irena Sullivan, in response to the Supreme Court’s public charge ruling. Certain immigrants may face more barriers to obtaining a Green Card if they have used a variety of public benefits, like food stamps, non-emergency Medicaid, and housing vouchers.
Irena Sullivan, Tahirih Senior Immigration Policy Counsel, commented:
The public charge rule is yet another attack on immigrant communities and is especially harmful for survivors of gender-based violence who are subject to the rule… Abusers commonly use threats of violence and deportation to keep survivors economically dependent on them and to prevent them from escaping.
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