STATE OF PLAY

The Biden Administration ended the Trump public charge policy in March 2021.

Since then, the only programs considered in public charge evaluations are:

On April 25, 2022, the PIF coalition submitted a comment on the Biden Administration’s public charge proposal signed by 1,070 organizations! Importantly, the comment’s signatories included a diverse set of national organizations and organizations from every state and Washington DC, signaling to the Administration that they can count on a broad base of support in communicating the final public charge regulation to immigrant communities.

We are preparing for the issuance of a final public charge regulation – hopefully within a few months. This milestone should open new opportunities to engage immigrant families with positive change that can help to thaw the “chilling effect” and improve access to health care and social services.