Trump administration has proposed an expansion of the “public charge” rule, which would have devastating impacts on immigrants who wish to renew or change their immigration status, forcing them to choose between basic public benefits and legal immigration status. The public comment period is now open, and you are encouraged to submit comments before the deadline on December 10th.
In the meantime, there are lots of opportunities to become involved and better informed on this topic. The New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and many other organizations have been keeping up to speed with the latest info from national partners, and are providing information and opportunities for us all to take advantage of.
The national Protecting Immigrant Families campaign has a huge amount of info, including background info, FAQs, and more. You can also use the PIF website to submit your comments. Additionally, they have provided a toolkit with resources and templates for social media, newsletter articles, etc.
Join FPWA, New York Immigration Coalition, African Services Committee, Chinese American Planning Council, and other partners for a forum to discuss the proposed changes to the public charge regulation, how this impacts our communities, and what we can do to fight back against this rule.
Date: Tuesday, October 30
Time: 10AM – 12PM
Location: FPWA Conference Center
40 Broad Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY
Find more information and register for the forum here.