To protect the health and well-being of community members and Chhaya staff, our physical offices are closed due to COVID-19. Our staff continue to work remotely offering services, counseling, and support. Learn More

chhaya
HousingEconomic JusticeImmigrationCivic Engagement Donate

Blog

Announcement / 01.28.20

Public Charge Decision

Chhaya calls on its community partners to join us in our efforts to fight for justice and the rights of our immigrant community.

Jackson Heights, NY — Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to lift a preliminary injunction that blocked the Trump administration’s punitive “public charge rule” from taking effect. The rule seeks to impose unprecedented and alarming limits on legal immigration and punish immigrants who legally access public services.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump Administration to move forward with its reprehensible rule makes them party to a campaign of fear and obfuscation,” said Annetta Seecharran, Executive Director of Chhaya CDC. “Chhaya calls on its community partners to join us in our efforts to fight for justice and the rights of our immigrant community.”

Following rulings on policies like the Muslim Ban and illegal detention, the Supreme Court legitimizes a campaign by the Trump administration to use immigrants as scapegoats and create an enemy for political purposes.

As an immigrant-serving organization, Chhaya CDC recognizes the devastating impact this policy would have on hardworking and valued members of the American community. We will not be silenced by these draconian rules designed to marginalize us. Chhaya will continue its efforts to lift up the voices of the immigrant community.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Stay informed and receive Chhaya's monthly newsletter.

Sign Up
Support Our Work

Contribute today to ensure Chhaya's work continues.

Donate

Main Office:
37-43 77th St, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419

p. 718.478.3848 e. info@chhayacdc.org

Copyright 2020 by Chhaya Community Development Corporation. All rights reserved. Chhaya CDC is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.