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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Public Charge Messages for Community Members
(Top messages to share with immigrant communities on the recent changes to public charge – PIF)

Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | French | Haitian | Hindi | Hmong | Korean | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Should I Keep My Kids Enrolled in Health & Nutrition Programs?
(Use this guide to help answer commonly asked questions about how to make good decisions for your family and their health – PIF)

Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | French | Haitian | Hindi | Korean | Spanish | Vietnamese | More translations coming soon

The following resources were updated in February 2020, after implementation of the DHS and DOS public charge rules.

Public Charge: Does this apply to me?
(How public charge will impact you based on your immigration status, and what you should do – PIF)

Amharic | ArabicBurmese | Chinese | French | Haitian | Hindi | Hmong | Korean | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

You Have Rights – Protect Your Health
(An overview for mixed-status families when it comes to going to the doctor or enrolling in health insurance – PIF)

Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | More translations coming soon

Immigrant Sponsors and Public Benefits
(Frequently asked questions on access to public benefits for immigrants with sponsors – PIF)

Public Benefits Awareness Toolkit
(Social media and digital toolkit to share more resources included above – PIF)


Analysis & Research Archive

Updated Resources

Immigrant Access to Public Programs During COVID-19

Many public programs are available to assist individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis.

Public Charge

The Trump Administration has implemented changes to public charge policy that cause immigrant families to fear accessing health care, nutrition, and housing programs and limits legal immigration for those who are not white and wealthy. Multiple federal agencies are involved in making these policy changes inside and outside the U.S.

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.


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.


Special Resources


This page includes additional resources created by the PIF campaign and our allies.  These resources have been reviewed and vetted by PIF staff. As you develop your own materials to meet your community’s needs, we encourage you to take inspiration from these great examples.

Resources by Issue Area

Immigration Status-Specific Resources

  • 5 Facts on Public Charge – Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Information for green card holders, undocumented immigrants and people applying to sponsor a family member. 

Resources for Community Engagement

  • Navigating Public Charge Best Practices in Community Based Organizations to Mitigate Harm for the Immigrant Community (See also, Executive Summary).
  • PIF Education Toolkit: A comprehensive collection of tools for community and partner education about public charge. This education packet includes template versions of PIF material that you can adapt to your audience and brand with your organization’s logo. Material addresses both public charge and COVID-19.
  • Train-the-Trainer Toolkit Request Form: Receive comprehensive resources to build a public charge program to train others to educate their communities about public charge.

Resources for Working with State/Local Agencies

Communications Resources

Additional Public Charge Resource Pages