Public Charge

As coronavirus fears sweep the nation, people are taking cautionary measures against the disease it causes, Covid-19, but low-income immigrant communities are not always able to make such accomodations.
March 2020
News Article
News
More than 40 House Democrats signed a letter this week urging Vice President Pence to reconsider the administration’s enforcement of the “public charge” rule amid the coronavirus outbreak.
March 2020
News Article
News
On Oct. 11, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California temporarily blocked the federal government’s changes to the “public charge” rule, after hearing arguments from the state of California, Santa Clara County and San Francisco, along with health care, legal services and immigrant organizations.
Californians, stand up for immigrants targeted by ‘public charge’ rule
October 2019
Commentary
News
Over the last several years, the EITC Funders Network has partnered with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on issues at the intersection of tax credit access, immigration status, and racial and ethnic equity. Although the EITC is no longer on the list of benefits and services under the recently issued public charge rule, the actual and potential impact of the rule on low-income immigrant families remains devastating. EITC recently spoke with Kevin Douglas, Director of National Programs at GCIR, about the latest developments, how the public charge rule fits into the larger picture of recent government actions, and the ways funders can engage.
Kevin Douglas, GCIR Director of National Programs
September 2019
Blog Post
News
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
A statement by multiple Chicago-based foundations denouncing the Trump administration's proposed changes to the "public charge" rule. 
December 2018
Statement
News
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 Boston Foundation issued a statement expressing their opposition to the proposed changes to the "public charge" rule. 
The Boston Foundation Criticizes Proposed Rule Change on Immigrants and “Public Charge”
September 2018
Statement
News
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