Public Charge

The Trump administration has launched its most far-reaching attack on immigrants to date in the guise of a seemingly innocuous regulatory change: the revised “public charge” rule. When the new rule goes into effect on October 15, barring delays due to litigation, immigrants accessing programs that help them meet basic needs, such as food, housing, and health care, can be denied a green card, and individuals deemed likely to use these programs can be denied admission to the United States.
September 2019
President's Message
News
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
Resource
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
Resource
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
Resource
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