Proposed Federal Rule on Immigrants and Public Charge Fact Sheet

October 3, 2018

This Fact Sheet has been updated as of August 14, 2019. Please click here for the latest information.

In late September 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a proposed rule to change the factors affecting a “public charge” determination for immigrants to the U.S.

This ITUP fact sheet briefly describes existing federal law on public charge and health care programs, the proposed changes, and the impact on immigrants’ access to health care programs in California.

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