Leave a Comment: Protect 55,000 Children of Undocumented Immigrants Facing Eviction From Public Housing

The Trump Administration continues to be creative in its cruelty towards immigrant communities. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) unveiled a new proposed rule yesterday that would evict about 25,000 immigrant families from public housing.

Under current rules, only one person in a family of mixed immigration status needs to qualify in order for the whole family to live in subsidized housing. In the Trump administration's proposed rule change, a family can only live in public housing if *every* member of their family has eligible immigration status. Advocates and news organizations estimate that this would result in 55,000 children being evicted from their homes, including children who are U.S. citizens.

The consequences for these low-income children are likely to include periods of homelessness, psychologically damaging instability, and increased risk of school truancy and substance abuse.

Please leave a COMMENT against this proposed HUD rule in the federal register:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/10/2019-09566/housing-and-community-development-act-of-1980-verification-of-eligible-status#open-comment

When leaving a comment, please use your own words to describe why you oppose the policy and think it is cruel. If you are leaving a longer comment, you can use the ThinkProgress article included in the background links order to cite facts and figures.

Background links:

https://thinkprogress.org/hud-plan-purge-55000-kids-undocumented-family-members-from-public-housing-a988dc5a2302/

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hud-plan-aimed-undocumented-immigrants-displace-55k-kids/story?id=62950282