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The Public Charge Rule: What Organizations Serving Immigrant Communities Need to Know

12/10/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an overview of the Department of Homeland Security’s Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule. The rule was published August 14, 2019 and was scheduled to go into effect October 15, 2019, but federal court orders temporarily blocked its implementation.

Webinar attendees will gain a basic knowledge of the Final Rule, including who is subject to the “public charge test” and what it entails, the Rule’s expected indirect and direct impact in Illinois, and messages and resources for organizations serving immigrant communities.

If the rule goes into effect, the measure would prevent immigrants from using the programs—for health care, nutrition, housing, and other basic human needs—their tax dollars help support. Because one in four American children has at least one immigrant parent, this could impact millions. As a result, we would become a sicker, poorer, and hungrier nation.

The webinar will also include a brief overview of the 10-4-19 Executive Proclamation requiring health insurance.

The session will be facilitated by Andrea Kovach, Health Justice Attorney for the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Housing Action Illinois
Shriver Center on Poverty Law