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Statement: Joint Statement with Immigrant Rights Coalition on Public Charge Rule

by | Oct 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2018
(PDF version available here.)

Contacts:

Sarah McAfee, 720.270.6470
Center for Health Progress

Elliot Goldbaum, 303.990.6691
Colorado Fiscal Institute

Bob Mook, 303.573.5669 x 311
Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Cristian Solano-Córdova, 720.434.4632
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Tara Manthey, 303.620.4544
Colorado Children’s Campaign

Joint statement from members of Colorado’s Coalition for Immigrant Health in response to the proposed “public charge” rule change

Together, we oppose the proposed “public charge” rule change that makes wealth a prerequisite for legal immigration. We treasure our immigrant friends, families, and neighbors who enrich our culture and society, drive our economy, and make our communities safer. The use of public programs, which help millions of immigrant and non-immigrant families stay healthy and working, strengthens our state and country. By making the use of these programs a disqualifier for legal status, we are threatening our country’s future and rejecting the vision of fairness and inclusiveness that many in our communities value and have fought for centuries to uphold. We call on all Coloradans to join us in fighting back against this dangerous and cruel proposal.

Signed by the following organizations:

  • Colorado Center on Law and Policy
  • Colorado Fiscal Institute
  • Center for Health Progress
  • Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice
  • Hunger Free Colorado
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign
  • Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights
  • Tri-County Health Network
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Colorado Chapter
  • Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
  • Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains
  • Clinica Tepeyac
  • Clinica Colorado
  • Colorado Community Health Network
  • Every Child Pediatrics
  • Padres & Jovenes Unidos
  • The Colorado Health Foundation

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