Understanding the Facts and Planning Next Steps for Those Impacted by the New Public Charge Rule (in Spanish)

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BayLegal Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP) Juliana Morgan-Trostle appeared on Univision 14 last Friday to help dispel misinformation and address widespread concerns about the ways in which receiving certain public benefits might impact immigration status with the implementation of the new public charge rule scheduled for October 15, 2019. The interview segment, conducted in Spanish, is part of a nationwide communications effort by BayLegal and a broad array of national and regional organizations to help our immigrant clients and their communities understand and prepare for this significant set of changes in federal policy. BayLegal and our allied organizations hope to dispel some of the climate of fear and uncertainty around the new rule, helping clients and communities understand potential risks associated with particular public benefits streams and make informed plans, while counteracting misinformation that threatens to drive immigrant families away from participation in needed public benefits programs altogether.

For additional details on the new public charge rule and its implications for low-income immigrant families, please see the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s Public Charge Toolkit.