On October 10th, the Trump administration formally posted a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) that would drastically expand the definition of “public charge.” After months of speculation and leaked documents, the administration’s proposed change would punitively burden immigrant families across the country by counting some of the public programs on which they depend against them in future immigration status proceedings. We now have until December 10th to combat this harsh attack on immigrant and mixed status families by speaking out in opposition to the proposed changes through comments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The National Women’s Law Center, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health hosted a webinar dedicated to state and federal advocates, local community members, as well as interested individuals eager to fight back against this “public charge” proposed rule. During the webinar, we clarify what we know now, why this rule is so dangerous, and what you can do, including what you can do to fight back against this proposed rule.
- Diali Avila, Senior Coalition Manager, National Women’s Law Center
- Natasha Chabria, Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
- Yesenia Chavez, Immigrant Women’s Health & Rights Policy Analyst, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
- Jaclyn Dean, Policy Manager, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
- Kelli Garcia, Director of Reproductive Justice Initiatives, National Women’s Law Center
- Amy Matsui, Director of Income Security & Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
- Estelle Mitchell, Income Security Fellow, National Women’s Law Center
- Jenalyn D. Sotto, Senior Manager of Campaign & Digital Strategies, National Women’s Law Center