October 2021

The 2019 Public Charge Rule Is No Longer in Effect: Immigrant Families Will Not Be Punished for Accessing Certain Government Services

By: Rafael Camacho Jr.* Immigrants in the United States have long feared losing their immigration status based on the public charge rule that dates back to the 1882 Immigration Act. As a result of this fear, eligible immigrants have avoided (and continue to avoid) gaining access to government services such as Medicaid, public housing, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, AKA “Food Stamps”). Considering the 2019 public charge […]
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