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National Faith Leader Decries Trump Administration’s Wealth Test for Immigrants


January 27, 2020​


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123
Mackenzie Harris, mharris@faithinpubliclife.org, (610)283-8879​

 National Faith Leader Decries Trump Administration’s Wealth Test for Immigrants

Washington, D.C. — The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to start imposing strict criteria over who may be a public charge when making immigration judgements. The changes would impose a ‘wealth test’ on prospective immigrants and would force working low-income parents to choose between providing for their families or being forced to leave the country.

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life:

“People of faith have always been on the side of those in need. Today’s ruling gives the Trump administration continued permission to attack immigrant families and communities. I share a religious commitment with people across faith traditions to treat newcomers to our nation with the same dignity, respect and compassion that everyone deserves.”​


Faith in Public Life is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality and the common good. Together, with a network of over 50,000 leaders, they are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level that affirms our values and the human dignity of all.

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