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Now rescinded, Trump-era ‘public charge’ policy may still harm immigrants’ health

“The pandemic has revealed that our collective public health is dependent on robust access to quality care, especially for our nation’s most vulnerable and diverse immigrant communities who are on the front lines of COVID-19,” said Sonja Diaz, founding director of the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative. “Yet the motivation behind the Trump administration’s public charge rule belies the fact that the nation’s youthful immigrant communities make significant economic and social contributions to this country in times of crisis and times of opportunity.”