Immigrant Families

Immigrant Families

New Report Underscores Need to Reassure Immigrant Families

Researchers from the Urban Institute have documented the chilling effects of the Trump-era public charge regulation and other anti-immigrant policies for the past several years. Unfortunately, new research confirms that families are continuing to avoid public programs due to immigration-related concerns, despite having material hardships such as food insecurity, unmet medical needs, and problems paying […]

Restoring the Public Charge Policy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final regulation that restores longstanding public charge policy, effective December 23, 2022. This comes after attempts by the Trump Administration to radically expand the scope and nature of the public charge test, making it much harder for some immigrants to adjust their status and discouraging many more […]

DHS Finalizes DACA Regulations To Protect Young DREAMers

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently finalized regulations on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, bringing much needed reassurance to DACA grantees, sometimes called “DREAMers.” After the proposed rule was issued last fall, we submitted comments suggesting DHS adopt a few key program improvements in order to fulfill President Biden’s Executive Order […]