Know Your Rights

For People Working with Immigrant Families:

The Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign is dedicated to providing community-facing materials on public charge to better equip immigrants with what they need to know to make the best decision for themselves and for their families. More materials for service providers and advocates can be found at our Special Resources Page.  All the resources below are up to date as of February 2020.

On March 13, USCIS announced that COVID-19 testing, prevention, or treatment would NOT be used against immigrants in a public charge test. This means that immigrant families should seek the care they need during this difficult time.

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

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

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)

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)

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


Resources in Languages Other than English

Public Charge: Does this apply to me?
Amharic | ArabicBurmese | Chinese | French | Haitian | Hindi | Hmong | Korean | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Should I Keep My Kids Enrolled in Health & Nutrition Programs?
Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | French | Haitian | Hindi | Korean | Spanish | Vietnamese | More translations coming soon

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Public Charge Messages for Community Members
Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | French | Haitian | Hindi | Hmong | Korean | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

You Have Rights – Protect Your Health
Amharic | Arabic | Burmese | Chinese | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese | More translations coming soon