A “public charge” is someone deemed likely to become dependent on the government for cash assistance or long-term institutional care. For anyone who falls into this category, the government can deny admission to the U.S. or refuse an application for lawful permanent residency (a green card). But public charge has never been interpreted so broadly as it is under this administration. If the policy is changed, U.S. immigration officials could deny green cards to immigrants simply because they are not wealthy, have a preexisting health condition, or have received public benefits. It will result in tragic consequences for immigrant communities.
Now is your chance to stand up for immigrant families. Submit a comment, from your perspective, about why you oppose the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the public charge rule.
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