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Statements from Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Mostofi on Court Injunction Halting Public Charge Rule

October 11, 2019

Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio:

“In New York City, we always stand up for our immigrant brothers and sisters. The court’s decision to halt the public charge rule from going into effect nationwide is only further proof of something we already know – the President’s policies are xenophobic and hateful, with no basis in fact or reality. We’ll continue to fight him every step of the way.”

Statement from the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affair’s Commissioner Bitta Mostofi:

“The nationwide injunction granted today is a huge victory in our fight to prevent the public charge rule from taking effect and to protect the physical and mental health and well-being of immigrant communities across the nation. I am thrilled that the court recognized the harmful impact this rule would have on our immigrant families, and has stopped it from going into effect for now. New York City residents who have questions or concerns about public charge and the impact of public benefits on immigration can access city-funded, trusted legal help by calling ActionNYC at 311 or 1-800-354-0365 and saying public charge.”

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