The Trump administration has proposed sweeping changes to a century-old policy called the “public charge” rule. If Trump has his way, this policy change would force immigrants to choose between the support they need to grow and thrive and their future in this country.
Trump’s proposed regulation change makes getting a green card a function of wealth, but we know that when we have each others’ backs – by ensuring that those of us who’ve fallen on hard times can get support to see us through to better days – we make things better for all of us.
The rule is not yet official policy, and we have a 60 day public comment period, which started on October 10th, before the rule goes into effect. The government is required to read and respond to every *unique* comment. We urge everyone to submit a public comment.
If you think you may be impacted by this proposed rule, please consult with a trusted attorney. If you need a referral for an attorney, call us at 615.414.1030.
IN THE NEWS:
Douglas Jones, The New York Times | A Tortured Choice for Immigrants: Your Health or Your Green Card?