The DHS public charge rule is not in effect.
In January 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the New York district court’s nationwide temporary injunction on the DHS public charge rule. This has injunction blocked the rule from taking effect October 15, 2019, as originally scheduled. See PIF for more.
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 FRAC’s November 2019 Public Charge Update for Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Stakeholders.
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.