Public Charge

Read the five main takeaways from Urban Institute's research into the effects of the public charge rule, which radically overhauls policy to allow immigrants who use certain public programs to be denied visas or permanent residency.
Urban Institute logo, which features Urban in capital blue bold letters above Institute in smaller black capital letters over a square dot grid. Accompanies their blog post, Five Ways the “Public Charge” Rule Is Affecting Immigrants in America.
August 2019
Blog Post
News
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.
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.
August 2019
Commentary
News
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. 
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."
May 2019
Analysis
Resource
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.
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.
May 2019
Report
Resource
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.
Gauging the Impact of DHS’ Proposed Public-Charge Rule on U.S. Immigration
November 2018
Issue Brief
Resource
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
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
What Funders Need to Know About "Public Charge:" An Analysis of the Published Rule and How Funders Can Take Action
Program
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.
Philanthropy Must Take Action Against Public Charge Proposal
October 2018
Statement
News
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
Statement
News
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.
Organizational Sign-on Statement in Opposition to the Proposed Regulation
October 2018
Statement
News
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. 
Trump scare tactic: Keep immigrants from green cards if they receive welfare
October 2018
Commentary
News

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