August 12,2019

Wyden Statement on Trump Administration Final Public Charge Rule

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement after the Trump administration released its final “public charge” rule:

“The Trump administration’s callous crusade to demonize immigrant families continues. Like so many other Trump policies, this rule throws decency and commonsense out the window, instead welcoming in racism, xenophobia and discrimination. This is cruelty for cruelty’s sake, intended to harm immigrant families and push them into the shadows.”