Blue Shield of California and affiliates urge the Trump administration to halt a potential change in policy that would make it harder for immigrants and others to seek health and well-being services.
By dramatically reducing the admission cap for the upcoming fiscal year, the Trump administration seems to be abandoning the country’s long-standing commitment to helping those fleeing war and persecution.
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.
The Trump administration’s goal has been clear: It wants as few people as possible coming to the United States without papers. And if they do come, it wants to deport them as quickly as possible. That goal might finally be within their grasp.
The proposed “public charge” overhaul, issued today by the Trump administration on October 10, would radically change immigration policy to favor the wealthy and privileged and turn away those with limited means but big dreams for the future.
Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter signed by 90 bipartisan mayors from 29 states and the District of Columbia to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen calling on her to drop the proposed expansion of the “public charge” rule
The Trump Administration formally proposed sweeping regulations this morning that endanger the lives of immigrant families, including families with children born in the United States.
The Trump administration announced a new, far-reaching regulation that appears clear-cut on paper: prevent immigrants from obtaining visas or green cards if they are likely to receive Medicaid, food stamps, housing benefits, or other government subsidies is only half the story.
A commentary on the "proposed" public charge rule change and its impacts on a broad range of public benefits.
A blog post on the proposed "public charge" rule and its impact on immigrants and the country, and the historical context for the proposal.