Immigrant Children, Youth & Families

December 2018
News
Blog Post
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.
December 2018
News
Blog Post
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.  
December 2018
News
Statement
W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) public charge statement
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has submitted formal comments in opposition to the proposed ‘public charge’ rule change.
November 2018
News
News Article
Temporary shelter for migrant families opens in San Diego, organizers ask for help
The San Diego Rapid Response Network recently opened a shelter in response to the federal government’s decision to end a program that helped asylum-seeking families get to their final destinations in the U.S. after they crossed the border.
November 2018
News
News Article
San Diego Rapid Response Network Offers To House People Seeking Asylum, Help With Legal Fees
The San Diego Rapid Response Network is collecting donations to help house and pay for legal services once people are released from federal custody.
November 2018
News
Blog Post
Could “public charge” reduce public preschool participation among immigrant families?
The potential impacts of expanding the regulation known as “public charge” have yet to be fully understood, but experts anticipate that young children in immigrant families—more than 90 percent of them US citizens—could be disproportionately affected.
October 2018
News
Commentary
Trump scare tactic: Keep immigrants from green cards if they receive welfare
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. 
September 2018
News
Commentary
A commentary on the "proposed" public charge rule change and its impacts on a broad range of public benefits.
September 2018
News
Blog Post
One-Third of U.S.-Born Citizens Would Struggle to Meet Standard of Extreme Trump Rule for Immigrants
A blog post on the proposed "public charge" rule and its impact on immigrants and the country, and the historical context for the proposal.
September 2018
News
Press Release
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule that will ensure that those seeking to enter and remain in the United States  can support themselves financially and will not be reliant on public benefits.

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