Children’s HealthWatch Statement in Response To Recent Discriminatory Rules

In the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis that has exacerbated and exposed inequities across our nation, the Trump Administration has finalized two discriminatory and racist rules that will further harm communities of color and our nation’s immigrants. These rules – which include changes to the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard, and resumed enforcement of the new public charge rule – are an imminent threat to the health and well-being of families. We at Children’s HealthWatch are extremely concerned about the impact of these rules, particularly in the context of current medical and economic crises, and urge the Administration to rescind these changes immediately.