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Proposed Public Charge Rule Open for Comment

October 10, 2018

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 […]

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What the Hill–SE1:EP2 “Julie Sweetland”

October 9, 2018

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.

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Proposed Public Charge Regulation Would Compromise the Well-Being of Immigrants

September 26, 2018

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 […]

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Proposed Rule Threatens Protections for Detained Children

September 11, 2018

By Marie Camino The issue of family separation seems to have died down in the media as of late. However, the Administration has not slowed in their efforts to detain people at the border, and is doubling down on a proposed solution to family separation by removing restrictions in place to protect detained minors. Last […]

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Johnson Amendment Still in Play

August 30, 2018

As we noted last month, the House-passed version of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) spending bill includes an anti-Johnson Amendment rider (Section 112) that would restrict the ability of the IRS to enforce nonprofit nonpartisanship. The Senate-passed version of the FSGG appropriations bill does not contain any provision to undermine the Johnson Amendment. […]

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