Betsy DeVos Sued For Garnishing Student Borrowers' Wages During Coronavirus Pandemic

Source: Forbes - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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69% Liberal


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Student Debt Cancellation

Sentiments

98% "This Administration's actions and disregard for these new protections under federal law will place workers and families in further economic jeopardy.""
86% "Congress passed the CARES Act in an effort to provide immediate relief to our most vulnerable workers and families.""
85% "The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in March and provided relief for most federal student loan ..."
60% "I need every dollar I earn at work to survive each day, but my hours have been cut because of the virus.""
56% "The truth is, she keeps on taking wages from the paychecks of Americans struggling to make ends meet.""
55% "This lawsuit follows a letter from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and more than 30 other Members of Congress calling on ..."
50% "But the suit claims the Department has continued to garnish her wages, putting her in further financial strain.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

98% : Elizabeth Barber, the lead plaintiff, is a home health aide in Upstate New York and is caring for cerebral palsy patients.
98% : This Administration's actions and disregard for these new protections under federal law will place workers and families in further economic jeopardy.
86% : I write about education, including policy, student debt, and more.
86% : "Congress passed the CARES Act in an effort to provide immediate relief to our most vulnerable workers and families.
85% : The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in March and provided relief for most federal student loan borrowers because of the coronavirus.
60% : I need every dollar I earn at work to survive each day, but my hours have been cut because of the virus.
56% : The truth is, she keeps on taking wages from the paychecks of Americans struggling to make ends meet.
55% : This lawsuit follows a letter from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and more than 30 other Members of Congress calling on the Trump Administration to halt the garnishment of wages.
50% : The suit, brought by the National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), was filed last week on behalf of more than 280,000 student loan borrowers.
50% : But the suit claims the Department has continued to garnish her wages, putting her in further financial strain.
50% : I don't understand why the government keeps taking my money away after it passed a law that says they will stop."
49% : Barber said, "I am so worried about how I will get through this.
45% : The legislation prohibits the Department from seizing wages for student loan payments, as it suspended student loan payments through September 30.
42% : In a press release, Alex Elson of NSLDN said, "Secretary DeVos promised in March that she had stopped federal wage garnishments altogether, which is what the CARES Act requires.
41% : As many borrowers are likely to face financial hardship due to the pandemic, garnishing their wages will only add to their troubles.
33% : I have no money in the bank.
29% : We are suing to make her stop.
27% : A new lawsuit claims that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education have garnished wages of student borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic, even though Congress recently suspended such actions.
26% : "This is simply unconscionable," the letter said.
15% : This suit just adds to the pressure Secretary DeVos has face after her recent decision to prohibit DACA students from receiving emergency aid.
13% : Barber earns just under $14 an hour and her hours have been reduced during the pandemic, according to the lawsuit.

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