On September 22, several news outlets released a breaking story on the status of the public charge rule. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has also issued a press release and the text of the proposed rule that will soon be published for comment. If the rule is finalized in its proposed form, this would mark a significant and harmful departure from the current policy.
For over a hundred years, the government has recognized that work supports like health care and nutrition help families thrive and remain productive. And decades ago the government clarified that immigrant families can seek health and nutrition benefits without fearing that doing so will harm their immigration case. If this rule is finalized, we can no longer offer that assurance.
On the webinar, Maripat Pileggi from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia will provide a deeper overview of content in the proposed rule, discuss updated messaging on this issue, and explain what you can do to take action now.
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