September 08,2022

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Nicole L'Esperance

Wyden Statement on the Biden Administration's Final Proposal to Undo the Harmful Trump-era "Public Charge" Rule

Washington, D.C. Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement on the Biden administration's final rule to ensure that noncitizens will not suffer harmful immigration consequences for receiving health and other benefits (such as nutrition assistance) they qualify for:

"Our communities are healthier when everyone has access to health care. I commend the Biden administration for restoring humanity and decency and ending the harmful Trump 'wealth test' for immigrants. Now, once again, folks who qualify for benefits can make sure their families get the health care they need or put food on the table without fear of retribution to their immigration status."