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Protect Immigrant Families Rapid Response Webinar
October 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
View an archive of this webinar here.
On September 22nd, the Department of Homeland Security publicized a proposed rule change that would make using health, anti-hunger, anti-poverty, or affordable housing programs a disqualifier for some immigrants, putting millions of families at risk. The proposed Public Charge rule would punish immigrants going through official immigration processes and their families for applying for or receiving benefits for which they are legally eligible.
Once the proposed rule change is published, there will be a 60 day period for the public to leave comments. The Coalition on Human Needs is hosting a webinar on on behalf of our partners at the Center for Law and Social Policy and the National Immigration Law Center. On this webinar, you’ll find out what you need to know about the public charge rule, why this change is so dangerous, and what we can do about it.