Public Charge Update from the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign (1/27/2020): Today, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily set aside the preliminary injunctions that prevented DHS’ public charge rule from taking effect nationwide. This was the last of the three district court nationwide injunctions in force, which means that the DHS rule can go into effect nationwide, except in Illinois where it is blocked by a statewide injunction.
Trump Administration attacks — through administrative actions, divisive rhetoric, ICE raids, and other means — on immigrant families have created an environment of heightened fear and confusion.
This has contributed to a chilling effect on the use of nutrition and other critical assistance programs that extends far beyond the individuals and families who are directly impacted, resulting in a poorer, sicker, and hungrier nation.
Learn more about opportunities to help immigrant families access SNAP and other nutrition resources.
Read the amicus brief from FRAC, the Center for Law and Social Policy, and the National Housing Law Project identifying the likely harm of the DHS public charge rule change on food security, health, and housing.
See FRAC’s DHS public charge rule summary and actions to take.
Watch the webinars: Immigrant Families’ Access to Nutrition: Threats and Strategies to Push Back(Aug 14, 2019); Breakfast Matters Webinar: Supporting Immigrant Families recording password: 3sRy7UYU (December 12, 2019).
FRAC serves as the nutrition lead on the steering committee for the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign (PIF), which is mobilizing a nationwide resistance effort to reject attacks on the nation’s health and well-being. Join PIF to stay current on this and other attacks on immigrant families.