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Public Charge

Advocates Ask District Court to Block Public Charge Rule Amidst Pandemic Following SCOTUS Rejection

By | Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Public Charge

Advocates Ask District Court to Block Public Charge Rule Amidst Pandemic Following SCOTUS Rejection

Juan Gastelum, Jen Nessel, Alejandra Lopez, & Yatziri, Tovar, National Immigration Law Center (May 18, 2020)

Attorneys from various legal agencies sought a preliminary injunction with a federal district court to the “public charge” ruling that prevents immigrant families in need from accessing public benefits. “Public charge” rules grossly affect immigrant families from seeking health care, food, and housing assistance during the pandemic. Lawyers argue the policy is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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USCIS Response to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): Public Charge Alert

By | Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Public Charge

USCIS Response to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): Public Charge Alert

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

USCIS announced that immigrants with potential COVID-19 symptoms are able to seek necessary medical treatment or preventative services and it will not affect their admissibility under Public Charge. This includes access to testing, screening, treatment, or vaccines for communicable diseases, including COVID-19.

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MPI Estimates No More than 167,000 Non-Citizens Could Be Ineligible for Green Cards Based on Current Public Benefits Use

By | Highlighted Resources, Public Charge

MPI Estimates No More than 167,000 Non-Citizens Could Be Ineligible for Green Cards Based on Current Public Benefits Use

Migration Policy Institute (March 5, 2020)

According to the Migration Policy Institute, an estimated 167,000 individuals could be ineligible for a green card based on public benefit use under the new public charge rule that went into effect on February 24.

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