Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins implementation of its new public charge rule. This means persons who apply for a green card or a visa to enter the U.S. on or after February 24th, 2020 will have to meet stricter standards for income, health, and other factors to be granted admission under the new rule. Immigration officials may now consider receipt of certain public programs as a negative factor, including federal CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and housing assistance.
CFPA and CA Protecting Immigrant Families coalition members can train direct service providers and community members. Please send inquires to Gabby Tilley at .
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Questions? Contact: Gabby Tilley at 213.254.5123