Five-Year Bar Resources

For 25 years, the “five-year bar” has denied lawfully present immigrant families of color access to critical health and social services. The American people want change, and Congress must act now to restore eligibility for federal public benefit programs.

These resources have been created by the PIF coalition, close partners, and our allies. As you develop your own materials to meet your community’s needs, we encourage you to take inspiration from these great examples. If you have a resource you’d like to add to this page, or if you have questions, please email Lena O’Rourke (

Resources on the LIFT the BAR Act

PIF Resources

Congressional Resources

Partner Materials & Resources

Resources on the Five-Year Bar