The DHS rule is not in effect. There is still a New York district court ruling that has blocked the public charge rule from taking effect nationwide on October 15th, as originally scheduled. See PIF for more.
Read FRAC’s November 2019 Public Charge Update for Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Stakeholders.
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 the public charge rule that was issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and about opportunities to help immigrant families access SNAP and other nutrition resources.
Read FRAC’s statement on the final public charge rule.
See FRAC’s rule summary and action steps.
Watch the webinar: Immigrant Families’ Access to Nutrition: Threats and Strategies to Push Back (Aug 14, 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.