Victory! The Trump Administration’s public charge rule is permanently blocked, nationwide.

On March 9, 2021 the Biden Administration decided to stop defending lawsuits challenging the Trump-era public charge regulations. Federal courts reacted immediately, dismissing the government’s appeals. This means that the final judgment entered in the Northern District of Illinois on Nov 2, 2020, which vacated the public charge rule nationwide is now in effect. We applaud and celebrate with all of the litigators and plaintiffs, advocates and community members who worked to overturn this harmful rule.

We are working (happily!) to update our materials to reflect the public charge policy outlined in the 1999 Interim Field Guidance. For up-to-date information, please refer to this guide.

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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.

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