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The Trump administration is proposing a new regulation that will hurt immigrant families.
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Public Charge


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The public has until December 10th to submit comments on the proposed rule change.

  1. Submit your own comment electronically, here.

  2. Organize a “comment day” in your faith community. (Print out postcards and sample messages to make it easy!)

  3. Encourage your faith community or denominational body to submit an organizational comment.

More Info

What is Public Charge? “Public charge” is a term used in immigration law to refer to a person who is likely to become primarily dependent on the government to meet their basic needs. If someone is found to be a public charge, the government can deny admission to the U.S. or refuse an application for lawful permanent residency. Under the new proposed rule, the government now wants to redefine “public charge” more expansively, as an immigrant who receives one or more listed public benefits. Learn more here and here.