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

The Biden Administration has ended the Trump-era public charge policy. We applaud and celebrate with all of the litigators and plaintiffs, advocates and community members who worked to overturn this harmful rule.

The COVID-19 vaccine and testing and care for COVID-19 has no immigration consequences. And qualifying immigrants can apply for health coverage, “SNAP” nutrition assistance, “Section 8” housing assistance, and almost every other public program without impact on immigration status or future immigration applications.

The long-standing 1999 Field Guidance is the current public charge policy. For more information on this guidance, 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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