The Impact of Trump's "Public Charge" Rule for Select States

The Trump Administration is proposing radical changes to the “public charge” rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain a green card if they use any of a wide range of public benefits. If finalized, the proposed “public charge” rule would result in declines in immigrant families’ access to the basics we all need to survive. The proposal would make—and has already made—immigrant families afraid to seek programs that help them stay strong and productive and raise children who thrive.

These fact sheets by Renato Rocha demonstrate the potential impact of the rule for select states:

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