Big Win! Final Public Charge Rule Announced

Last week, the Biden Administration announced changes to immigration rules that disproportionately harm low-income people of color.  

The changes repeal and replace extreme and discriminatory changes to the Public Charge determination process, which we and so many other Arizona advocates and allies have fought for years.  

This is a victory for Children’s Action Alliance, the Arizona Center for Economic progress, and our countless partners who are fighting for a country where all families have the tools and resources to thrive. The new Public Charge rule aligns with longstanding principles in immigration law and makes clear that the use of publicly supported health, nutrition, or housing programs will not be considered by federal officials as part of the green card application process.  

This rule cannot and will not erase years of harm, fear, and mistrust that have stopped thousands of Arizona families from getting supports they deserve, but we hope that it’s a vital step toward healing and a new pathway for foreign-born immigrants– one that acknowledges the dignity and worth of every Arizonan. 

 

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