Public Charge

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
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A 10-page document outlining the major changes under the proposed regulation and answering frequently asked questions
Proposed Changes to Public Charge: Quick Analysis and Frequently Asked Questions
October 2018
Analysis
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A nine-page issue brief on the proposed "public charge" rule, its anticipated "chilling effect," and how it will change our immigration system.
October 2018
Issue Brief
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This nine-page FAQ answers common questions about the proposed public charge regulation, including who it will impact and how advocates are responding, as well as providing text from the original and proposed regulations.
Trump Administration's Proposed "Public Charge" Rule: What Housing and Homelessness Advocates Should Know
October 2018
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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A summary of some of the more important changes in the proposed "public charge" rule and how CLINIC plans to respond.
September 2018
Analysis, Funding Recommendations
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An analysis by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of how the proposed "public charge" rule overhaul will impact immigrants' health coverage.
Proposed Changes to “Public Charge” Policies for Immigrants: Implications for Health Coverage
September 2018
Analysis
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An analysis of impact on immigrant hunger of the proposed public charge rule that was posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s website in late September.
The Hunger Impact of the Proposed Public Charge Rule
September 2018
Analysis
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This issue brief explains how the proposed DHS rule to re-make the "public charge" immigration provision would result in discouraging many eligible immigrants from accessing Medicaid and other federal public benefits for fear of negatively effecting their immigration status. 
DHS' Proposed Rule: What May Change With Public Charge
September 2018
Issue Brief
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This fact sheet describes public charge, how it would harm health and well-being, and what you need to know if you support immigrant families.
September 2018
Factsheet
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This list of frequently asked questions covers the background for this rule change, how it will impact those abroad and in the United States, and what can be done to respond.
Protecting Immigrant Families: FAQ on Public Charge
September 2018
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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