Public Charge Rule Available For Comment

Friday, October 19, 2018 9:12 PM | Matthew Phillips (Administrator)

In his remarks at Noche de Luz last month, Judge Clay Jenkins mentioned the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed “public charge” rule. This rule would penalize the permanent residency and visa applications of immigrants who receive an expanded range of public benefits, including Medicaid, food stamps, and Section 8 housing.

The DHS has now published the public charge rule in the Federal Register. Through December 10, the public can comment on the proposed rule online. The only personal information required is a first and last name, and submitting comments on behalf of a third party is permissible.

The Washington Post has further coverage of the public charge rule. The Center for Public Policy Priorities has published a fact sheet explaining its opposition to the rule.

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