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Statement from Commissioner Bitta Mostofi on Second Circuit Court's Decision on the 'Public Charge' Rule

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2020
Contact:, 212-676-3013

The Second Circuit's decision is disappointing and does not address the gravity of the crisis we are in nor the impact this unlawful rule has on chilling health access. We will not stop our fight in the courts to strike the rule down once and for all. In the meantime, to our immigrant communities: seek care without fear. Call ActionNYC at 800-354-0365 to ask any questions about public charge and immigration.

About the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

The NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) promotes the well-being of NYC's immigrant communities by advocating for policies that increase justice, equity, and empowerment. MOIA leads, supports, and manages programs that help to successfully include immigrant New Yorkers into the civic, economic, and cultural life of the City. For more information on all MOIA services and the City's many resources for immigrant New Yorkers, go to; call the MOIA hotline at 212-788-7654 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday or send an email to; and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.