LAHSA docs on U.S. Department of Homeland Security Proposed “Public Charge” Rule

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a draft rule entitled “Inadmissability on Public Charge Grounds.” DHS will accept public comments on this draft rule until December 10, 2018.

Attached are three documents from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on the Department of Homeland Security's proposed rules that would exclude residence to immigrants if they use public services (i.e., become a "public charge," or even if there are indications such as age and health that indicate they might do so.

The three are a PDF summarizing what the "public charge" rules say and do, a MS Word suggested comment letter for organizations or individuals to modify and send to the DHS by December 10. And thirdly, a list of immigration attorneys in the Los Angeles County area who can provide legal aid to immigrants.

Link to LAHSA's Public Charge Fact Sheet PDF


LInk to LAHSA's MS Word suggested comment letter of the DHS's "public charge" rules

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Link to list of immigration attorneys PDF