Public Charge Safe to Use List
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (May 24, 2021)
This handout lists some of the most common public benefits programs that do not count for public charge and are safe to use, regardless of one’s immigration status.
This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions, including immigration-related questions, about the Child Tax Credit. It is also available in Spanish.
This research explores the persistent chilling effects on benefits program use during the pandemic, particularly among low-income immigrant families who live below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
This research explores the many hardships, financial concerns, and chilling effects experienced by immigrant families with children during 2020. Researchers found that 20% of immigrant families avoided public benefits due to immigration-related concerns.
This policy brief focuses on seven regions in California to attempt to estimate the chilling effects of the public charge rule on health care access for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This research article uses a case study focusing on Texas to explore the obstacles that exist for Latinx children that are eligible to access federal benefits but are also uninsured.
Highlighting the unique manner in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted immigrants in the United States, this brief covers how this population has been left behind. The authors review how this vulnerable population’s struggles have been exacerbated by the pandemic, the policies that have prevented them from meeting their basic needs, and concludes with recommendations for how the federal government can redress their needs.
This brief details updates to USCIS services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic and includes information about USCIS’s automatic 60-day extension to Requests for Evidence (RFEs), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) and additional responses that are applicable through March 31, 2021.
This report details findings about why immigrant families are not utilizing federal nutrition and food programs and offers recommendations for helping immigrant families navigate these obstacles. The report also describes the importance of its findings in the context of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.