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National Assembly Endorses New Legislation Supporting Human Services

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National Assembly Endorses New Legislation Supporting Human Services

The National Assembly has endorsed two recently-introduced pieces of legislation that, if enacted, would help build community well-being. For more information about how your organization can take action to support these bills, please contact Brandon Toth at btoth@nassembly.org. Raise the Wage Act (S. 150/H.R. 582) If enacted, this legislation would immediately raise the federal minimum […]

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What the Hill–SE1:EP3 “Public Charge Comments Deadline”

 The deadline to submit public comments on the administration’s proposed “public charge” rule is December 10. If promulgated, the rule would change the definition of public charge from a person who is “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence” to an immigrant “who receives one or more public benefits.” It would also expand the list […]

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Public Charge Update: Children and Education

By Marie Camino The National Assembly continues to follow the proposed “public charge” rule that opened for public comment almost two weeks ago, and is an active member of the Protecting Immigrant Families coalition. If implemented in its current form, the proposed rule would adversely impact multiple communities, and limit the ability of these communities […]

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Proposed 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 […]

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Proposed 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 […]

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