Public Charge

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
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
Resource
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
Resource
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)
Resource
A presentation on the wide-ranging likely effects of the proposed public charge rule, including a presentation from the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign.
What Funders Need to Know About "Public Charge:" An Analysis of the Published Rule and How Funders Can Take Action
October 2018
Presentation
Resource
This resource provides guidance on how foundations can submit comments related to the Trump administration's proposed 'public charge' rule.
October 2018
Issue Brief
Resource
A commentary on the "proposed" public charge rule change and its impacts on a broad range of public benefits.
September 2018
Commentary
News

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