Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and a bicameral group of 39 California Democrats sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson opposing the agency’s proposed “mixed-status” immigrant-family rule. In the letter, the signatories note that “if implemented, the rule would result in the displacement of thousands of families across the country and disproportionately affect millions of California residents,” and they urge HUD to withdraw the rule.
The members of Congress express concern that the proposed rule would result in family separations and evictions, putting tens of thousands of people and children at increased risk of homelessness. The letter states that, according to HUD’s own analysis, the proposed rule would increase costs and administrative burdens, have no impact on waiting lists, and likely only exacerbate the current affordable housing crisis.
NLIHC and the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) are leading the effort to oppose this harmful and cruel proposal and have developed tools for advocates to use to join us in opposition. Together, NLIHC and NHLP launched a new website, www.Keep-Families-Together.org, where you can find fact sheets and other resources (including talking points and social media images), read the latest news, and submit your own comments directly to HUD. Together with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, NLIHC and NHLP are hosting a webinar about the proposed rule and the Keep Families Together campaign on June 5 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Read the California Democrats’ letter at: https://bit.ly/2EFGZhu
Learn more about the proposed rule and submit comments at: https://www.keep-families-together.org/
Register for the June 5 webinar at: https://adobe.ly/2JOaxO2