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Mayor London Breed on the federal decision to restrict access to aid for immigrants

San Francisco – Earlier today, the Trump administration announced that they will move forward with a change to the so-called “Public Charge” rule, which will deny access to residency to immigrants if they receive federal assistance through various programs.

Mayor Breed's statement

The federal administration’s decision to move forward with this heartless proposal is the latest in a seemingly unending series of attempts to target immigrants, which tear at the very fabric that ties our community together.

Let’s be clear—this proposal is designed to make our most vulnerable residents forego critical services, food, and medical care that they lawfully receive or risk the opportunity to remain in the United States in the future. People will go hungry and risk becoming homeless. Children won’t have access to basic medical services, even though immigrant families already pay billions of dollars in taxes.

This is not only bad policy, it is immoral. We will do everything in our power to fight it.