60-Day Comment Period Begins: New Yorkers, Say No to Public Charge Rule

October 10th, 2018

Advocates call on public to oppose rule that would force immigrant families to choose between public programs v. legal status

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted its proposed “public charge” rule in the Federal Register, advancing the Trump Administration’s attempt to force immigrant families to choose between using health care, food, and housing programs, and obtaining a visa or legal residency in the U.S.

This marks the beginning of the 60-day public comment period.

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