What Happens When Health Care and Immigration Enforcement Collide

This article by Joanne Silberner refers to CLASP’s leadership of efforts to oppose the proposed “public charge” rule change:

Meanwhile, in the U.S., immigrant advocacy groups like the National Immigration Law Center and the Center for Law and Social Policy are encouraging people to comment on the Federal Register plan before the comment period ends on December 10. There are already more than 68,000 postings, which may set a record for comments. Alvaro Huerta of the NILC says that the comments, along with pushback from some state and local governments, will provide the administration with “a wealth of data” showing that scaring immigrants away from Medicaid would, as Jessica Potter in the U.K. said of the situation there, be “not only inhumane but harmful to society.” If the public response fails, Huerta says, advocates will challenge the plan in court.

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Source URL: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/11/20/health-care-immigration-enforcement-222640