Protect Food Stamps for Immigrant Families

Official Daily Action for Saturday, December 8

This Monday, the public comment period will close for a Trump administration rule that could make it easier for immigrants to be denied green cards for using public services. Current immigration policy allows officials to penalize immigrants who are “public charges”--who use specific kinds of public assistance. The new rule would drastically expand the term “public charge” to include those who have used Medicaid, food stamps and Section 8 housing assistance.

This rule threatens to deter immigrants from seeking necessary services and to unjustly favor wealthy immigrants at the expense of millions seeking safety. Stand with immigrants, and comment against the proposed rule using the link below, provided by the National Immigrant Law Center and CLASP. The link provides an easy-to-use form and potential talking points:
https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/#take-action

Background:
https://www.nbcnews.com/…/driven-fear-green-card-holders-ar…


UPCOMING EVENTS

Resist Trump Tuesday
Tuesday, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

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Our Community Is Not For Sale Demonstration
Tuesday, 5 p.m.
SeaTac City Council, 4800 South 188th Street, SeaTac WA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1970823523223870/

SeaTac City Council wants to sell SeaTac Center, which means displacing our community businesses. Our community businesses, many operated by women from Somalia, play an important role in connecting the community while also building wealth and prosperity. Despite this success, the City of SeaTac is proposing to displace all of these businesses.

SeaTac and Tukwila have a choice to make. Either they can protect immigrant businesses and work with entrepreneurs to help build a strong and vibrant community, or destroy a vibrant community that is the lifeblood of SeaTac.

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Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144

This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.