The Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Attack on Immigrant Families

The Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Attack on Immigrant Families

National Immigration Law Center (Feb 8, 2018)

The Trump Administration is opening  a new front in its assault on family-based immigration by making it harder for immigrants who might use essential public services to come to the United States and settle there permanently. The Department of Homeland Security has informed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that it plans to propose regulations that discard longstanding policy about the meaning and application of the “public charge” provisions of immigration law.

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