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File #: Res 0608-2018    Version: * Name: Authorizing the Speaker to submit a public comment on behalf of the Council to the Federal Register, concerning the proposed change to the Public Charge rule.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Immigration
On agenda: 11/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution authorizing the Speaker to submit a public comment on behalf of the Council to the Federal Register, concerning the proposed change to the Public Charge rule.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Diana Ayala , Kalman Yeger , Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlina Rivera , Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Vanessa L. Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Mathieu Eugene, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 608, 2. November 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Committee Report 11/15/18, 4. Hearing Testimony 11/15/18, 5. Hearing Transcript 11/15/18, 6. Committee Report 11/27/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 11/27/18, 8. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-28-18, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 28, 2018
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11/15/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/15/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Immigration Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/14/2018*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Res. No. 608

 

Resolution authorizing the Speaker to submit a public comment on behalf of the Council to the Federal Register, concerning the proposed change to the Public Charge rule.

 

By the Speaker (Council Member Johnson) and Council Members Ayala, Yeger, Rosenthal, Rivera, Menchaca, Kallos, Gibson, Miller, Eugene, Chin, Constantinides and Levin

 

Whereas, New York City is home to more than three million immigrants; and

Whereas, Approximately 38 percent of New Yorkers are immigrants who make up 45 percent of the city’s workforce; and

Whereas, New York City has, and will continue to be, a city that embraces diversity and promotes equality and respect for all of its inhabitants; and

Whereas, On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security issued a new proposed rule that would fundamentally shift the current legal interpretation of “public charge” determinations in certain immigration filings; and

Whereas, The new proposed rule expands the number and types of benefits that are counted against immigrant applicants for visas and green cards; and

Whereas, The new proposed rule also changes the way in which the totality of an immigrant’s circumstances are weighted in a visa or green card application; and

Whereas, The rule will create a system of preference for the wealthy, needlessly and cruelly discriminating against the poor, the sick, the elderly and the very young; and

Whereas, Approximately 1 in 6 immigrant New Yorkers are likely to face adverse consequences from this rule change; and

Whereas, The City of New York is proud of its immigrant residents, and will make every effort to extend a viable social safety net to immigrant New Yorkers; and

Whereas, The proposed rule is open to public comment between October 10, 2018 and December 10, 2018; and

Whereas, The City Council will continue to contest the proposed public charge rule change by submitting a public comment detailing the ways in which this rule change will be detrimental to our city, state and nation; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York authorizes the Speaker to submit a public comment on behalf of the Council to the Federal Register, concerning the proposed change to the Public Charge rule.

 

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