* Reuters reported on May 3 that the Trump Administration is preparing regulations that would allow the government to deport lawful permanent residents and other immigrants if they utilize any of an array of public programs aimed at reducing illness, hunger, and poverty. For more information read our PUBLIC CHARGE & DEPORTATION FAQ for Advocates and Community Members.
UPDATED Analysis and Updated FAQs on the Proposed Public Charge Regulation (PIF Campaign)
DOCUMENTING THE HARM: Trump’s Public Charge Proposal is Hurting Immigrant Families NOW
Examples of Who Public Charge Applies to (PIF Campaign)
Fact Sheet: Public Charge (CLASP)
Fact Sheet: The Impact of Public Charge Rule on Children (CLASP)
State Level Fact Sheets: The potential impact of the rule for select states (PIF Campaign)
Public Charge 101 Webinar Presentation
Comments in Opposition to Public Charge
Take a moment to review a few of the 260,000+ comments submitted by organizations, foundations, policymakers, and state agencies in opposition to public charge. Please feel free to use our Public Charge Sector Opposition Fact Sheets resources in your advocacy.
Public Charge Sector Opposition Fact Sheets (NEW!)
Members of Congress Oppose Public Charge
State Policymakers Oppose Public Charge
Mayors Oppose Public Charge
America’s Leading Health Plans Oppose Public Charge
Education Groups Oppose Public Charge
Public Health Groups Oppose Public Charge
Sector Comments in Opposition to Public Charge – Please note that this list is being continually updated. If you have questions or would like to have your comment listed, please email Ignatius Bau.
Library of Organizational Comments
Library of State and Local Comments
Library of US Senators and Members of Congress Comments
Related Policies that Impact Immigrant Families
Public charge is just one of many attacks on low-income families, immigrant families, and communities of color by the Trump Administration. Below are more policies that seek to make life more difficult for low-income immigrant families by restricting their ability to access basic programs that safeguard their health care, nutrition, housing, and economic security.
Analysis of the U.S. State Department’s Changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual (PIF Campaign)
Analysis of the Reference to Public Benefits in USCIS’s Notice to Appear Memo (NILC)
Analysis of Department of Homeland Security’s Sensitive Locations Policies (PIF Campaign)
Proposed Changes from the Social Security Administration (PIF Campaign)
Proposed Changes to the Fee Waiver – Comments from NILC, CLASP, and ILRC
The PIF Campaign has compiled the latest research, reports, and studies that show how the proposed public charge regulation and related policies would harm immigrant families and workers, public health, and our economy.
2019 Key Research
- NEW* Older Immigrants and Medicare (Justice in Aging)
- NEW* Trends in Food Insecurity and SNAP Participation among Immigrant Families with U.S.-Born Young Children (Children’s HealthWatch)
- Cutting Child Poverty in Half (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)
- Towards Universal Health Coverage: Expanding Medi-Cal to Low-Income Undocumented Adults (UC Berkeley Labor Center)
- Supporting the Resilience of America’s Immigrant Communities (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)
- Credentials for the Future: Mapping the Potential for Immigrant-Origin Adults in the United States (Migration Policy Institute)
- Approaches to Protect Children’s Access to Health and Human Services in an Era of Harsh Immigration Policy (NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change)
2018 Key Research
- Only Wealthy Immigrants Need Apply”: How a Trump Rule’s Chilling Effect Will Harm the U.S. (Fiscal Policy Institute)
- Estimated Impacts of the Proposed Public Charge Rule on Immigrants and Medicaid (Kaiser Family Foundation)
- Public Charge Proposed Rule: Potentially Chilled Population Data Dashboard (Manatt)
- Gauging the Impact of DHS’ Proposed Public-Charge Rule on U.S. Immigration (Migration Policy Institute)
- Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families’ Public Benefits Use (Migration Policy Institute)
- Proposed Changes to Immigration Rules Could Cost California Jobs, Harm Public Health (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, California Food Policy Advocates, UC Berkeley Labor Center, California Health Care Foundation, The California Endowment)
For additional research related to changes to public charge policy or immigrants access to health care, nutrition, housing and other public programs, click here (updated April 2019).