December 10, 2018
This International Human Rights Day, the Coalition was proud to join with over 210,000 immigrants, immigrant advocates, and concerned community members to call on the Trump Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fully and immediately to withdraw a misguided and harmful proposed rule on inadmissibility of immigrants into the U.S. on public charge grounds. You can read our comments here (PDF), or in the images below.
** It is important to note that the proposed rule has not been implemented, so immigrant households should continue to participate in housing and benefit programs, and apply for needed benefits at this time. See this Health Care for All Massachusetts compilation for links for legal advice. **
To learn more about the proposed rule and efforts to stop it, please go to https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/. Read strong public comments submitted by Massachusetts state entities, including the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, MassHealth, Department of Public Health, Department of Transitional Assistance, Office of Refugees and Immigrants, Health Connector, and Department of Housing and Community Development.
Special thanks to our colleagues at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute for their leadership on this issue!