Nov 20, 2023

Documenting Major Gaps in States Medicaid “Unwinding” Performance that Threaten Immigrants and their Family Members

This report includes the findings from a September 14 to October 16, 2023 survey of state advocates and community based organizations in 28 states. PIF found major gaps in how their states were addressing immigrant concerns, providing language access, publicly reporting data and engaging stakeholders in the unwinding renewal process. The report provides states with grades for their performance on each of these approaches.

Nov 16, 2023

Letter Urging the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to Hold States Accountable for Improving Medicaid Renewals for Immigrants and their Family Members

40 Members of the Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition’s Steering Committee and Medicaid Unwinding Task Force signed this letter urging CMS to pause Medicaid "unwinding" in states that are out of compliance with federal law and policies. Medicaid eligibility determination processes in these states fail to address known barriers that could lead to eligible people in immigrant families losing Medicaid coverage.

Jun 23, 2023

DACA Health Care Access Comment

PIF coordinated more than 400 organizations in submitting a comment in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed regulation expanding health care access for people with DACA. HHS estimates that the policy change would cover 130,000 people who are currently uninsured.

Nov 15, 2022

What Does the Biden Public Charge Regulation Mean for Children?

First Focus has updated their policy brief on the public charge rule. The brief examines the impact of the public charge policy on children and their families.

Provided by: First Focus
Sep 08, 2022 | Children, Economic security, Food security, Health, Housing, Tax Credits

The Biden Public Charge Regulation: What Does it Mean for Immigrant Families?

PIF's early analysis of the new Biden Administration public charge final regulation.

Jun 01, 2022 | Economic security, Health, Housing, Food security

LIFT the BAR Act Support Letter

More than 750 organizations representing every state in the country sent this letter urging congressional leadership to take action on the LIFT the BAR Act during Immigrant Heritage Month.

May 12, 2022 | Children, Economic security, Tax Credits, Food security, Health

Food insecurity rises as families lose child tax credit payments, data shows

On new research by our partners at Children’s Health Watch, finding that the expanded Child Tax Credit improves health and food security, but that immigrant and Latinx families aren’t getting it.

Provided by: NBC News
Apr 25, 2022 | Children, Economic security, Food security, Health, Housing

1,000+ Organizations Urge Biden Administration to Protect Immigrant Families

PIF coordinated this sign-on comment backed by 1,070 organizations. Responding to the Biden Administration's public charge proposal, it urges quick and responsible action to protect immigrant families and the nation.

Jan 20, 2022

3/4 of Americans Support Expanding Immigrant Families’ Safety Net Access

In January 2022, PIF released a poll finding that 74% of Americans favor expanding safety net access for immigrant families excluded under a 1996 welfare law. This finding signals strong bipartisan support for legislation restoring safety net access: the Lifting Immigrant Families Through Benefits Access Restoration Act (LIFT the BAR Act, HR 5227), is sponsored by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington).

Dec 22, 2021 | Health, Nutrition, Housing

Online Public Charge Screening Tool

We encourage you to use this online screening tool with immigrants and those who assist them to understand which immigrants face a public charge test and which benefits are included in the public charge test. The website lists the federal names of the benefit programs, has a separate page with CA-specific information, and is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Dec 22, 2021 | Health

Video Toolkit

Additional materials to support sharing the COVID vaccine video over social media or through community network channels.

Dec 22, 2021 | Health, Nutrition, Housing

Public Charge Chill: 3 Things Elected Officials Can Do

Three to accomplish actions elected officials can take to mitigate the continuing chilling effect of the 2019 public charge rule.

Dec 15, 2021

Immigrant Families Poll Finds Persistent Chilling Effect

Released in December 2021, this PIF poll found that the vast majority of immigrant families had not heard that the Biden Administration has reversed the Trump public charge policy.

Dec 14, 2021 | Health, Nutrition, Housing

Toolkit for State and Local Government Officials

Six core recommendations and examples from across the country of positive practices to support access to public benefits.

Provided by: PIF & Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Dec 03, 2021 | Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Video Toolkit: Resources for Partners

The toolkit includes website embed instructions, sample partner email, which you can edit and share within your network, sample PSA pitch, and more.

Dec 03, 2021 | Health

COVID Vaccine Video

Share the 30, 60, or 130 second version of this informative video that dispels myths around covid vaccines and immigration consequences. Video available in 9 languages.

Oct 21, 2021 | Children, Economic security, Food security, Health, Housing

600+ Organizations Urge Biden Administration to Craft Responsible Public Charge Policy

This letter brings more than 600 nonprofit organizations together to push the Administration toward a more responsible public charge policy.

Sep 22, 2021 | Nutrition

Free and Available Food

Use this flyer to inform immigrant community members about available food and nutrition support and dispel immigration-based fears about accessing programs. Customizable templates available in 10 languages

Provided by: NourishCA and CLASP
Aug 04, 2021 | Children, Health, Economic security, Food security, Housing

Harm of Public Charge Policy During COVID-19 Pandemic

This fact sheet summarizes research on the ongoing health and economic threat from the Trump public charge policy, despite its reversal by the Biden Administration.

Jan 11, 2021 | Children, Economic security, Food security, Health, Housing

PIF Partners Urge Biden to Reverse Trump Public Charge Regulations

This PIF-coordinated letter brings hundreds of nonprofits together in urging President-Elect Joe Biden to act quickly to reverse the Trump public charge regulations.