This brief contains commonly asked questions related to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) recent issuing of a finalized rule that drastically alters longstanding policy and definition of "public charge," jeopardizing certain immigrants’ ability to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR), gain admission into the U.S, and to extend or adjust their status.
Publications & Resources
Our Future Together: A Framework for an Equitable Immigration System that Protects and Promotes the Well-Being of Families
This report proposes a framework for an equitable immigration system that protects and promotes the well-being of families seeking to enter the United States at the southern border or other ports of entry, as well as of families who are already living here.
Public Charge Comments Template
This document gives states and communities a template for use in submitting comments on the proposed public charge guidance.
Entangled Roots: The Role of Race in Policies that Separate Families
By examining the roots of policies that separate families and their entanglement with racial prejudice and discrimination, this report makes the case that we must embrace an alternative path.
Moving to High Quality Child Care for All: Addressing Inequities through CCDBG State Plans
As States begin implementing their required CCDBG triennial plans for 2019-2021, Child Care Administrators and other State policy leaders should use this opportunity to improve the quality of, and expand access to, child care for low-income families of color.
The Proposed Public Charge Rule
This brief discusses a proposed rule that would, if finalized, dramatically redefine a century-old provision of immigration law.
Family First Prevention Services Act: Pregnant & Parenting Youth FAQs
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law on February 9, 2018. The FAQs in this brief provide responses to the most commonly asked questions related to this population.
Public Charge Determination
This infographic explains the current "public charge" determination and overviews the impact of the proposed rule on individuals, families, and communities. It also discusses how public charge could change.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: A Critical Pathway to Safety and Permanence for States
This policy paper offers guidance for policymakers on how to protect children and youth from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico in the absence of visa availability.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: A Critical Pathway to Safety and Permanence for Practitioners
This policy paper offers guidance for practitioners on how to protect children and youth from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico in the absence of visa availability.