Five Ways the “Public Charge” Rule Is Affecting Immigrants in America

National survey estimates show how the rule dampens immigrant families' participation in programs like Medicaid and SNAP.

What Do We Know about Section 1325?

Section 1325 is a federal law that makes “illegal entry” into the United States a criminal offense.

How Uncertainty Surrounding the “Public Charge” Rule Leads to Hardship for Immigrant Families

Interviews with 25 adults in immigrant families reveal the unique challenges posed by fear and misinformation.

San Diego Is Strengthening Its Workforce by Welcoming Immigrants

San Diego’s workforce system can help all residents, including immigrants, move up the career ladder, earn more, and find greater economic stability for their families.

Evicting Mixed-Status Families Won’t Make Housing Assistance Waiting Lists Disappear

In May, HUD proposed making families with mixed immigration status ineligible for public housing or housing choice vouchers.

With Public Charge Rule Looming, One in Seven Adults in Immigrant Families Reported Avoiding Public Benefit Programs in 2018

A new report provides evidence of “chilling effects” on immigrant families’ participation in safety net programs.

For housing authorities, "public charge" expected to sow confusion and add administrative costs

The administration's proposed changes to immigration policy are already affecting some immigrant and noncitizen families who rely on housing assistance.

“Public charge” could lead to fewer immigrants—and taxpayers—contributing to the US economy

Immigrants and their children are expected to make up a greater share of our labor force in the coming decades.

Penalizing immigrants for obtaining Medicaid coverage puts child and family well-being at risk

Significant evidence documents the spillover benefits of parental Medicaid coverage on children’s health and well-being.

Proposed public charge rule could erode health insurance coverage gains among citizen children with noncitizen parents

Parents’ concerns about immigration-related consequences may cause them to drop coverage for which they or their children are eligible.