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FEATURED ARTICLESProposed Public Charge Rule Open for Comment
This morning, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially published the proposed rule to broaden the definition of “public charge.” DHS will accept public comments on the proposed rule via regulations.gov through December 10. As we wrote recently, the proposed rule would, among other things, expand the number of federal programs the use of which […]
FEATURED ARTICLESWhat the Hill–SE1:EP2 “Julie Sweetland”
Marie Camino and Brandon Toth are joined by Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at the FrameWorks Institute to discuss how human service public policy advocates can apply FrameWorks’ research to issues related to immigration, the 2020 Census, and more.
FEATURED ARTICLESProposed Public Charge Regulation Would Compromise the Well-Being of Immigrants
By Marie Camino On Saturday night, the Department of Homeland Security released a draft regulation that would change the threshold for becoming what the government defines as a “public charge” – a person who is “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.” Currently, a non-citizen determined likely to use cash assistance or government-funded long-term institutional […]