It’s a term used in immigration law to refer to a person who is primarily dependent on the government to meet basic needs.
The Trump administration wants to dramatically expand the definition of “public charge” to include more programs that families use when they fall on hard times.
Should this proposal go into effect, participation in those programs would count against visa and green card applicants.
We can fight back against this proposal.
Concerned Americans like you submitted more than 215,000 comments about this proposed rule change.
Now, the government is reading, counting, reviewing, and considering all public feedback before issuing a final rule. We don’t know how long that will take.