Administrative Attacks on Public Benefits

The Trump Administration initiated various rule changes that would make it more difficult for families to access public benefits, which they are legally entitled to. These changes are clear assaults on low-income New Yorkers. Public benefits are vital to the health of immigrant families and they provide people with the means to be contributing members of their communities. For more information about administrative assaults, check out the following pages:

DHS Public Charge Rule Changes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a change to the public charge inadmissibility rule, which threatens the ability of many immigrant families to enroll in public benefits without fear that it would negatively affect their immigration status. Read about the changes, download community resources and request trainings on the public charge.

Proposed HUD Rule Changes 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule that would restrict mixed-status immigrant families from receiving public housing assistance, which includes Section 8 vouchers. Read more about the rule and learn how to submit a public comment opposing the changes.

Need legal assistance?

Call the NYS Immigration Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or find a legal service provider here