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Proposed Rule on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds
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Proposed Rule on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

In these comments, the Center for American Progress expresses its opposition to the proposed Department of Homeland Security rulemaking to the definition of a public charge.

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  • the CAP K-12 Education Team

In these comments, the Center for American Progress expresses its opposition to the proposed Department of Homeland Security rulemaking to expand the definition of what it means for immigrants to be designated as “likely to become a public charge.” CAP has concerns about the negative impacts that this rule will have on immigrant families; for example, many families may stop enrolling even their citizen children in Medicaid and other benefit programs for fear of negative immigration consequences. The resulting housing and food insecurity, in addition to the lack of health care and mental and emotional stress caused by a toxic environment, would negatively affect children’s well-being as well as their ability to succeed in school.

Read the full comments here.

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the CAP K-12 Education Team

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