The Administration has issued a proposed regulation that expands the definition of “public charge” and puts immigrant families, including children, at risk if they use public programs to escape and recover from abuse and meet basic needs like food, housing, and health careThe long-anticipated regulation was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, which starts the 60-day comment period (October 10-December 10, 2018) for the public to provide feedback on the proposed rule will have on communities and families

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By Grace Huang, J.D.

October 2018

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