What Do the Proposed Changes to "Public Charge" Mean?

The Trump Administration recently announced they will change the rules for immigrants applying for their green cards or for certain visas. He wants certain immigrants who have to rely on some public services (for example WIC, food stamps, subsidized housing or public health care) to be considered a "public charge". If this new rule is implemented, millions of immigrants might not be able to become permanent residents or get a visa to reunite with their families.

This new rule is still just a proposal and has not been implemented yet. We still have time to fight to stop it! Sign up below to receive updates and get involved.

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about who would be affected by this change and what they should do. It's important to remember that this is still just a proposal, so nobody should stop getting benefits they are elegible for at this time. Check out and share this flier from the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign for more information about what you need to know to protect your family: