Comments in Response to Proposed Rulemaking: Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

CLASP submitted these comments to the Federal Register on December 9, 2018. CLASP strongly opposes the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed regulation regarding public charge. We urge that the rule be withdrawn in its entirety, and that long standing principles clarified in the 1999 field guidance remain in effect. The proposed regulation is unjustified, contradictory to available research, and goes far beyond the agency’s authority and Congressional intent.