NAPAWF NYC Leadership Committee Condemn New “Public Charge” Rule, the Latest Attack on Immigrants

NEW YORK, NY—Yesterday, news broke that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will release the final version of its controversial "public charge" rule. Under the policy, immigrants lawfully present in the United States could be deemed a "public charge" and denied lawful permanent status (also known as green card status) for using some public assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid, and housing assistance. This rule will harm millions of immigrants, particularly women and families, in the United States and is set to take effect on October 15.

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NAPAWF New York City Applauds Council Member Margaret Chin’s Introduction of City Council Resolution to Oppose Insidious and Discriminatory Sex-Selective Abortion Bans

NEW YORK, NY—Today, the New York City Council introduced a resolution opposing restrictive, discriminatory, so called “sex-selective abortion” bans. Sex-selective abortion bans, deceptively referred to as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), target Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women by promoting false, dangerous, and racist stereotypes to push abortion care further out of reach for pregnant women, transgender men and gender nonbinary people. Twelve states have passed such bans, opening the door for health care providers to racially profile their patients in an attempt to deter them from exercising their right to abortion care.

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