Protect Immigrant Families

Families emigrating to the U.S. are experiencing uncertain times on many fronts. The Trump Administration has announced changes to regulations that would expand the public charge test. This test evaluates the likelihood that immigrants will depend on government benefits when they apply for an adjustment of legal status, such as a visa, green card, or legal permanent residency. Although WIC is still exempt, the proposal would expand this test to include SNAP, Section 8 housing, and Medicaid.

As of October 14, 2019, judges in multiple states have issued preliminary injunctions against the public charge rule changes. The rule change will not go forward as the legal fight continues. Families should continue participating in Medi-Cal, SNAP, and housing assistance. Nothing has changed.

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