Aug 12, 2019

Recent articles

Remarks on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The following remarks are provided by CCLP's executive director Tiffani Lennon. An attack on access to reproductive health is an attack on access to healthcare. Today’s attack on healthcare affects everyone, but particularly those experiencing poverty, with a...

Statement: New ‘public charge’ rule would harm millions of immigrant families

The Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security today posted new regulations that will
harm the health and economic security of immigrants and their families, including thousands of
families in Colorado. The Colorado Center on Law & Policy strongly condemns these changes, which
target immigrants who are working toward a safe, stable future in the United States, and who help
drive our economy and enrich our communities.

As released, the rule will make life for immigrants much harder with the creation of a wealth test and
other legal barriers that discriminate against non-English speakers, children, the elderly, and people
with serious illnesses. The rule will also scare families away from accessing critical government
programs like Medicaid and SNAP that promote health and wellbeing and make our communities
stronger.

CCLP is an organization firmly rooted in equity and the preservation of dignity for Coloradans facing
economic hardship. We denounce this rule and other similar changes that will harm our communities.

The final rule will not go into effect before October 15, 2019 and that implementation date may be
delayed further due to litigation. Until implementation, none of the changes will take effect.

It is a priority for CCLP that our communities have access to reliable and accurate information about
these changes. We will be doing a comprehensive review of the changes over the next several days and
are working with partners to make presentations available. In the meantime, you can learn more about
the rule and how to get involved by visiting the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign website. If you
have more questions about the new rule, please email CCLP health attorney Allison Neswood at
[email protected].

(PDF version available here.)

Recent articles

Remarks on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The following remarks are provided by CCLP's executive director Tiffani Lennon. An attack on access to reproductive health is an attack on access to healthcare. Today’s attack on healthcare affects everyone, but particularly those experiencing poverty, with a...