Cash Assistance, comprising of federally-funded Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and state-funded Safety Net Assistance (SNA), and Emergency Assistance are lifelines for New Yorkers in need. Empire Justice Center provides training and technical assistance to other advocates, and helps individuals through direct representation.
PRESS STATEMENT: Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule
October 10, 2018
The Trump administration formally proposed a new rule that will force immigrant families to choose between many of life’s necessities – food, health care, housing – and the opportunity to continue to live and work in America. This proposed rule is clearly targeted at low-income people, disproportionately people of color, including elderly individuals, people with disabilities, and working immigrant families, whose work is often the backbone of local businesses and economies and whose children are primarily American citizens, and will have a negative effect on New York State.