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Trump Administration Proposes New Policy That Could Leave 55,000 Children Homeless

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The Trump administration has announced another assault on families. First, it was family separation: throwing children of undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in cages after tearing them from their families.

Now, the administration is trying to use the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to tear children from their homes and leave more than 100,000 people scrambling to find new homes.

HUD is trying to change the rules to discriminate against mixed-status families.

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It really is that simple. They are trying to prohibit anyone who is undocumented from even living with family members.

The rule change would block tenants from receiving federal housing subsidies unless every member of a household has “eligible immigration status.”

Such a change could impact some 108,000 tenants in 25,000 of these “mixed households” across the country, according to HUD’s own analysis. Seventy-two per cent of those families are concentrated in three states—California, Texas, and New York.

Forcing families to split up or move.

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Seriously, what does the Trump administration have against families? The people who will be forced to move are low income and unlikely to afford other housing options, leaving many families to face the very real possibility of homelessness.

Many are seeing right through the administration’s plan as nothing more than another attack on children.

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I mean…how else can you describe this move?

As their families are evicted, 55,000 children nationwide could be displaced from public housing under the new rule. Why change the rules of a program and risk leaving more than 100,000 people homeless unless you are trying to be cruel?

Others are recognizing a pattern.

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First, Trump directed his own government to rip children from the arms of their families and throw them in cages. Now this? What’s next? We shudder to think.

FACT: The government already prohibits undocumented immigrants from receiving subsidized housing!

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This new rule simply prevents undocumented immigrants (including children) from living with their own family members who are citizens or documented immigrants.

With this latest attack on families, #KeepFamiliesTogether is trending all over again on Twitter.

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And people all over Twitter are wondering WTF is going on. How is this possible?

Even the Mayor of Los Angeles added his voice, promising to fight this inhumane policy.

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As a proud city of immigrants, LA would stand to suffer greatly under this proposed rule change.

Many are leading the charge to impeach Trump and hopefully put an end to these discriminatory policies that hurt families.

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The argument to impeach is getting stronger and stronger. Especially with this cruel policy that reverses decades of precedent under both Republican and Democratic administrations.

And it’s been reported by the Washington Post, that for months, Stephen Miller, a key architect in many of Trump’s most racist policies, has pushed for regulations that would make life miserable for legal immigrants who rely on public benefits.

Aside from Stephen Miller, the regulation is being proposed by Ben Carson, who is the secretary at HUD.

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Shame on you, Ben Carson!

Many are pointing out the disgusting hypocrisy of Ben Carson leading this charge.

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As a Black man, Carson would of most likely faced a lot of problems trying to even rent an apartment from Donald Trump back in the day. Now he’s the face of a campaign to remove tens of thousands of children from their own homes.

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