Public Charge

August 2019
News
Commentary
Migration Policy Institute logo, which features two triangular leg like shapes on a green square background with their acronym to the right and name across the bottom. Accompanies their commentary, Millions Will Feel Chilling Effects of U.S. Public-Charge Rule That Is Also Likely to Reshape Legal Immigration.
The public-charge rule issued this week by the Trump administration will have profound effects on legal admissions to the United States and on use of public benefits by millions of legal noncitizens and the U.S. citizens with whom they live.
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. 
May 2019
Resource
Report
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities logo, which features their name over four lines above and to the right of a blue chart with a white arc on it. Posted in connection with CBPP's report, Trump Administration’s Overbroad Public Charge Definition Could Deny Those Without Substantial Means a Chance to Come to or Stay in the U.S.
The Trump Administration’s proposed public charge rule unveiled last October could result in large numbers of individuals being denied lawful permanent residence status, the ability to extend their stay, to change their status, or to enter the United States.
November 2018
News
Statement
HCF Statement on Public Charge
The Healthy Communities Foundation released this statement from President Maria Pesqueira on the public charge rule change published by the Department of Homeland Security.
November 2018
News
Commentary
A New “Public Charge” Rule Affecting Immigrants Has Major Implications for Medicaid
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 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
Gauging the Impact of DHS’ Proposed Public-Charge Rule on U.S. Immigration
This policy brief analyses the proposed public-charge rule and finds it could potentially have put most recent legal permanent residents at risk of green-card denial, as 69 percent of successful applicants within the last five years had at least one negative factor under the expanded test.
November 2018
Resource
Report
Proposed Public Charge Rule Would Significantly Reduce Legal Admissions and Adjustment to Lawful Permanent Resident Status of Working Class Persons
This report considers the Trump administration’s proposed rule altering when a foreign national could be found inadmissible to the United States based on public charge grounds.
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
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
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. 

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