In a little-watched issue, advocates for immigrants say the U.S. government might redefine “public charge,” which could deny citizenship status.
July 12, 2018
... to stay in the country. Under this new "public charge" rule, immigration officials could deny green cards or visa changes for individuals ... jobs.
Although the new rule does not include education and workforce programs in the list of public benefits, it's expected ...
October 12, 2018
... The rule puts the country on a path towards a profoundly new immigration system — while Congress sits on the sideline. The change could ... considers additional factors including age, health, education and skills.
The rule’s immediate aim is to start scaring ...
October 3, 2018
... of aliens to the United States has a long history in U.S. immigration law, appearing at least as far back as the Immigration Act of 1882. ... health, family status, assets, resources, financial status, education and skills.
In making this determination, DHS is proposing to ...
September 22, 2018
... proposed rule that could have wide-reaching effects on legal immigration to the United States and lead to a sharp drop in use of public ... for children, the elderly, persons with lower levels of education and/or limited English proficiency, and those with incomes under 250 ...
... of using benefits in the future.
Beyond reducing future immigration numbers, there is widespread concern this revised public charge ... observed chilling effects in families with various mixes of immigration and citizenship statuses, including 14.7 percent of adults in ...
... using public benefits.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rule dramatically expands the circumstances under ... factors including the person’s age, health, family status, education, skills, assets, resources, role as a caregiver, and whether the ...
August 14, 2019
... advice . If you have questions, you should speak with an immigration attorney or BIA-accredited representative who can assess your ...
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What is Public Charge?
Part of federal immigration law for over a hundred years, the “public charge” test is ...
... the final public charge rule, which makes it easier for immigration officials to deny applications for permanent residency (green ...
August 19, 2019
... The new rule would significantly expand the list of benefits immigration officials would consider when determining whether or not an ... housing.
This represents a dramatic change to the U.S. immigration system—government estimates suggest it will affect around 382,000 ...
September 28, 2018
... more expansive list of public benefits to be considered when immigration officials determine whether an applicant is likely to become ... they are allowed to enter the country or to change their immigration status.
This proposal is currently under review at the Office ...
June 5, 2018
The Trump administration recently published its long-anticipated proposed “public charge” rule, which carries enormous implications for Medicaid and immigrants enrolled in the program.
November 20, 2018
... push for legislation to cut and reshape legal immigration has struggled to gain traction in Congress, a proposed rule ... While the proposed rule is vague on the relative importance immigration officers should give to different negative and positive factors, ...
An analysis by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of how the proposed "public charge" rule overhaul will impact immigrants' health coverage.
... Trump administration has been working to reduce family-based immigration to the United States and limit legal immigrants’ use of public ... the potential for a major back-door overhaul of the legal immigration system by imposing new standards that would fall most heavily on ...
August 1, 2018
... This “Trump Rule” fundamentally changes our approach to immigration, making family income and potential use of health care, nutrition ...
... of Homeland Security would create a harsh new standard for immigration officials to decide whether to let immigrants lawfully in the ... legal entry come and rejoin family. Under the proposed rule, immigration officials could turn away lawfully residing immigrants seeking to ...
September 27, 2018
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 10, 2018
... assistance. As drafted, the rule departs from longstanding immigration policy by making it more likely for certain immigrants to be deemed ...
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