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.
Public Charge: What Advocates Need to Know
Updated following the issuance of the Biden Administration’s final public charge regulation, this two-page overview answers key questions facing advocates for immigrant families.
Overview: Does Public Charge Apply to Me?
Updated following the Biden Administration’s final public charge regulation, this overview shows why the immigration law’s public charge provision applies to very few people.
Public Charge: 3 Things You Need to Know
Updated following the issuance of the Biden Administration’s final public charge regulation, this one-page overview explains why: most people do not have to worry about public charge at all; most government programs do not count in public charge determinations; and public charge is not just about government services.
The 1,2,3s of Public Charge
Updated following the issuance of the Biden Administration’s final public charge regulation, this two-page overview answers 3 key questions about public charge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Additional materials to support sharing the COVID vaccine video over social media or through community network channels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Top 5 Facts About Public Charge
Top messages to share with immigrant communities on the recent changes to public charge
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.
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.