Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Immigrant Families

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 13:00

The Trump administration is finalizing a proposed rule that could have wide-reaching effects on legal immigration to the United States and the ability of immigrants legally present in the country to qualify for green cards or otherwise adjust their legal status. Some versions of the draft go so far as to suggest that legally present noncitizens could become subject to deportation if they use benefits and services for which they qualify. 

Join Migration Policy Institute (MPI) experts for a discussion of the anticipated public charge regulation, how it differs from current policy, its effects on immigrants and their U.S.-born children, and how the proposed rule could affect future benefits usage. The discussion will feature findings from a new MPI report that draws upon U.S. Census Bureau data to assess the level of benefits use by noncitizens, naturalized citizens, and the U.S. born in four major means-tested benefit programs to better understand the potential magnitude of the proposed rule’s chilling effects. The report provides an overview of the historical context for this proposal and of how the current public charge provision is used. And it sketches some of the likely implications for immigrant integration, federalism, and immigration policy. Please join us for this timely and important discussion.

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Event: Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Immigrant Families

When: June 12, 2018 1:00 p.m. EST

Where: Online