Public Charge Rule In Effect: Help Inform with New Immigrant Health Resource

Published on Sep 23, 2020 in CalFresh, Federal Advocacy, Immigrants

It’s official, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will apply the 2019 public charge rule to all future and pending green card applications submitted on or after Feb. 24, 2020.

This reinstatement follows a September 11 decision in the ongoing litigation against the rule, wherein the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a nationwide injunction imposed in July.

Immigrants and advocates have experienced multiple victories and losses in the multi-year campaign against a worsening of the unjust public charge rule. This has caused confusion and frustration that are discouraging immigrants from seeking public assistance and legal status.
But one thing hasn’t changed: undocumented Californians have the right to access public services.

NEW! Immigrant Health Community Packet Click Here

Immigrant and undocumented people need comfort and guidance to access public services. We invite you to join us in elevating the right of undocumented Californians to access public services:

Share the Resources via Social Media and Listservs

Access the Outreach Toolkit for background, document details, sample tweets, and posts.

CLICK TO TWEET: Even though #PublicCharge is in effect, undocumented immigrants still have safe options for accessing public food assistance and health services.
Elevate the message — share this:


Lead an Event

Coordinate with the CA-PIF Outreach & Communications Workgroup to share the materials with your membership through a Facebook, Instagram, or Zoom event. Contact: Aracely Navarro, TCP –

Post the Information on Your Organization’s Website

The community packet and outreach materials are currently available in English and Spanish. COMING SOON: Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese.



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