Proposed restriction on immigrants using public aid - public comment open til Dec. 10th
Did you submit your public comment on DHS's proposed redefinition of "public charge" yet?
This new regulation will make it harder for immigrants living in the US to qualify for permanent US residency if they have received public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid. It will also make it harder for foreigners to immigrate to the US if they are predicted to need to use these benefits.
And it will have a chilling effect on immigrants using health or food aid to which they or their children are entitled, in case it impacts their residency application.
The deadline for public comments is December 10th.
For more information on this proposed regulation, see
Report: Public Charge rule change will have ‘chilling effect’ on immigrant community
Rio Grande Guardian, Oct. 11, 2018