Legal Permanent Residents & Visa Holders

October 2018
News
Statement
Proposed Public Charge Rule Threatens Health and Well-being of California Communities
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.
October 2018
News
Blog Post
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. 
October 2018
News
Statement
Philanthropy Must Take Action Against Public Charge Proposal
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.
October 2018
News
Statement
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
October 2018
News
Statement
Organizational Sign-on Statement in Opposition to the Proposed Regulation
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.
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. 
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