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Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo on the Supreme Court's decision to allow the Trump Administration to impose the “public charge” rule

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 to allow the Trump Administration to make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status. The Trump’s Administration’s “public charge” rule penalizes immigrants who are determined likely to need public benefits. 

FDP Chair Rizzo released the following statement after the decision:

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision does not reflect our American values but instead reinforces the xenophobic and anti-immigrant agenda pursued by this administration. Florida has offered refuge to many immigrants who have fled their countries, leaving everything behind, including people fleeing from dictatorships in Latin America. This decision is just a wealth test for immigrants and closes the door to thousands of immigrants who will contribute to our state. The Supreme Court is at stake in 2020, and this decision is a chilling reminder of why Donald Trump and his extreme agenda must be voted out in November.”