Opposing the new “Public Charge” rules
September 11, 2019: GLAD has joined a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief with Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, National Women’s Law Center and others in support of Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction.
The Trump Administration has modified the current standards for a “public charge” in immigration policy. Currently the “public charge” definition pertains to primary dependency on the government, narrowly focused on people primarily dependent on the government through cash assistance or institutionalization for long-term care. Broadening the definition to include immigrants who could potentially be dependent on government assistance in the future further targets specific groups of immigrating people. This change would have a chilling effect that disproportionately impacts people of color, particularly women of color.
State Department Updates Policy for LGBTQ FamiliesRead More
GLAD welcomes this announcement from the State Department that recognizes and respects the realities of contemporary families and ensures equal treatment to children born to LGBTQ married parents with respect to citizenship.
Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s End to DACA ProgramRead More
We are committed to addressing systemic barriers that LGBTQ and all immigrants face when seeking justice. Home is here, and we will fight for Dreamers to be here to stay.
Response to Trump’s Immigration Ban During the COVID-19 CrisisRead More
“Immigrants, including foreign healthcare workers whose expertise is critical in this pandemic, will be part of what makes America stronger coming out of this crisis.”