Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Public Charge Rule: What is it and how will it impact PA?

Sep 25 2018    PICC Blog

On September 22, the Trump administration released the text of the proposed public charge rule change and announced it would 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.

PICC and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia are partnering to host a webinar to explain what is included in this proposal and what impacts the rule would like have on immigrant communities in PA if enacted. On the webinar, Maripat Pileggi from CLS 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. Provided the rule is in fact published this week, we will also review the comment process.

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