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This article was originally published in ABC News on January 27, 2020. You can access the original article here: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/supreme-court-trump-admin-expand-wealth-assessments-immigrants/story?id=68568341.

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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