Protect Immigrant Families

Families emigrating to the U.S. are experiencing uncertain times on many fronts. The Trump Administration has expanded the “public charge test,” which 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, public charge, which formerly only considered cash aid/TANF and long-term institutional Medicaid-funded care, now also considers SNAP, Section 8 housing, and Medicaid.

On January 27th, the Supreme Court ruled that the rule change can go forward, even as the legal fight continues around the country. The rule went into effect on February 24, 2020. Families should use a screening tool (https://www.keepyourbenefitsca.org/en) and seek legal advice if they are concerned they may be impacted. More resources can be found at www.protectingimmigrantfamilies.org. 

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