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Statement
December 6, 2018

A statement by multiple Chicago-based foundations denouncing the Trump administration's proposed changes to the "public charge" rule. 

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December 5, 2018
By targeting SNAP, the expanded “public charge” rule could worsen food insecurity

It’s deeply concerning that the administration’s proposed expansion of the “public charge” rule targets the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the primary federal nutrition program that helps millions of low-income people and families put food on the table each month.

Blog Post
December 4, 2018
Proposed public charge rule could erode health insurance coverage gains among citizen children with noncitizen parents

The proposed public charge rule is likely to discourage some immigrant families from seeking public health insurance coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for their children, the majority of whom are US citizens.  

Blog Post
October 12, 2018
Newly proposed immigration "public charge" rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses

This week, the US Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule that would make it significantly harder for many immigrants who are here legally to stay in the country. Under this new "public charge" rule, immigration officials could deny green cards or visa changes for individuals who get any of a number of public benefits or are deemed likely to receive benefits in the future. 

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