The latest on public charge and COVID-19

The Trump Administration’s public charge “wealth test” from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State is being challenged in courts across the country. For up-to-date information on the status of the regulations, please refer to this fact sheet.

USCIS has announced that immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge. Read our quick reference guide on immigrant eligibility of federal public programs during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

In this time of uncertainty, we encourage all families — including immigrant families — to take care of themselves and their health.

Know Your Rights

Learn more about what these immigration policies mean for you and your community

Know Your Rights

Research & Analysis

Explore more detailed information and data

Analysis & Research

Take Action

Voice your support for immigrant families

Take Action

PIF Partner Organizations

A network anchored by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), and a steering committee of 15 other member organizations, the “Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future” (PIF) Campaign is made up of hundreds of diverse organizations. Our mission is to unite to advance, protect and defend access to health care, nutrition programs, public services and economic support for immigrants and their families at the local, state and federal level.

See Partner List