March 2022 Update: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking public input until April 25, 2022 on a proposed rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility. The proposed rule does not include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and housing assistance as programs considered in public charge determinations. See FRAC’s statement applauding this proposed rule.
Until a final rule is issued, DHS will continue to follow the 1999 Field Guidance, which also does not consider SNAP in public charge determinations.
- Learn about COVID-19 resources
- Connect Immigrant Families to Nutrition Programs
- New Data Reveal Stark Decreases in SNAP Participation Among U.S. Citizen Children Living With a Non-Citizen
- Food Over Fear: Overcoming Barriers to Connect Latinx Immigrant Families to Federal Nutrition and Food Programs
- State Food Assistance Programs: Addressing Gaps in SNAP Eligibility for Immigrants
- Get updates on Public Charge
- Read the joint letter on public charge from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Homeland Security.
- Read FRAC statement applauding the March 2021 rescinding of the rule
- FRAC Chat DHS Public Charge Rule Blocked: Update and What’s Next
For more on public charge see Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign resources
FRAC serves as the nutrition lead on the steering committee for the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign (PIF). PIF’s mission is to unite to advance, protect, and defend access to health care, nutrition programs, public services and economic support for immigrants and their families at the local, state and federal level. Join PIF and its hundreds of member organizations to support this work.