Don’t Let the Trump Administration
Spike Hunger, Sickness, and Poverty in Our Country

The public comment period on the proposed public charge rule is now closed. The proposed rule has not been finalized. DHS must review and respond to issues raised in the comments.

Stay tuned for updates on the rulemaking process.

For more information on strategies to protect families and the proposed rule see FRAC’s Public Charge Resource page.

Tell the Trump Administration the rule will:

  • Fuel rates of hunger and food insecurity among immigrant families, including those with U.S. citizen children.

  • Increase fear and deter eligible immigrant families from participating in SNAP, making hunger and poverty worse.

  • Sow confusion and chaos on how to interpret this complex rule among immigrant families and government agencies, schools, social service providers, and charitable networks.

  • Restrict access to SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, and housing programs, resulting in greater poverty and a sicker, poorer, and hungrier nation.

  • Harm the economy, grocery retailers, and agricultural producers by reducing the amount of SNAP dollars available to spur local economic activity.

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