Public Charge

August 2019
News
Blog Post
The Urban Institute logo, which features their name spelled out, the first word in larger blue letters, the second in smaller black letters, over a dotted grid pattern. Accompanies their blog post, How Uncertainty Surrounding the “Public Charge” Rule Leads to Hardship for Immigrant Families.
Recent Urban Institute survey data show that heightened immigration-related fears and concerns are shaping immigrant families’ daily lives.
August 2019
Resource
Funding Recommendations, Issue Brief
Two women with young girls on their laps, one with a pacifier, awaiting doctor's appointments in an office. Posted to accompany GCIR's brief and funding recommendations, Protecting Families and Advancing Belonging: How Philanthropy Can Answer Threats to the Well-Being of Immigrants.
This brief and funding recommendations considers the implications of the 'public charge' rule and how philanthropy can mount an effective immediate and long-term response.
July 2019
News
Blog Post
GCIR logo, which shows the acronym in white letters in an orange circle with the name spelled out to the right.
Fueled by xenophobia, racism, and hate, the current administration has sought from day 1 to dismantle America’s historical role as a beacon of hope and a land of refuge.
May 2019
Resource
Analysis
Urban Institute logo, which shows their name in capital letters, with Urban in larger blue letters and Institute in smaller black letters, in front of a grid of dots on the left and the tagline "Elevate the Debate."
In this brief, Urban Institute uses data from the December 2018 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey to provide the first systematic evidence on the extent of chilling effects among immigrant families before release of a final public charge rule. 
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
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
Program
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
What Funders Need to Know About "Public Charge:" An Analysis of the Published Rule and How Funders Can Take Action
Join this webinar to learn more about the "public charge" rule, comments against the rule, and opportunities for funders to engage and mitigate the impacts of the proposal.
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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