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

Thawing the Public Charge Chill: 3 Things Elected Officials Can Do

Easy to accomplish actions elected officials can take to mitigate the 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

PIF & Shriver Center on Poverty Law present six core recommendations and provides examples from across the country of positive practices to support access to public benefits, as well as templates of training for front-line enrollment staff and sample documents for adaptation. Advocates can use this tool to urge their state and local government partners to adopt best practices and advance immigrant access to benefits.

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

Vaccine Video Partner Toolkit

Use these resources to share PIF’s COVID-19 vaccine video. The toolkit includes:

  • Website embed instructions, and sample text to accompany the video on your website
  • Sample partner email, which you can edit and use to share the video within your partner network
  • Sample PSA pitch, for local media outlets
  • Social media samples, with captions and images

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

Research Documents Harm of Public Charge Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This fact sheet summarizes an extensive body of research documenting the ongoing health and economic threat posed by the Trump public charge policy, despite its reversal by the Biden Administration.

Mar 01, 2021 | Health

Immigrants Rights to Health Care: Treatment and Coverage

An overview for mixed-status families when it comes to going to the doctor or enrolling in health insurance

Provided by: PIF
Mar 01, 2021 | Health, Nutrition, Housing

Public Charge: Does This Apply to Me?

Immigrant community members can refer to this flyer to learn how public charge will impact them based on their immigration status, and what they should do

Provided by: PIF
Mar 01, 2021 | Health, Nutrition, Housing

What Should I Know When Enrolling My Children in Public Benefits?

Use this guide to help answer commonly asked questions about how to make good decisions for your family and their health

Provided by: PIF
Mar 01, 2021 | Health, Nutrition, Housing

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Top 5 Facts About Public Charge

Top messages to share with immigrant communities on the recent changes to public charge

Provided by: PIF
Mar 01, 2021 | Health, Nutrition, Housing

The ABCs of Public Charge

Use this guide to answer questions about public charge: who public charge APPLIES to, which BENEFITS are considered, and the totality of CIRCUMSTANCES.

Provided by: PIF
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.