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Trump Administration Efforts on Fair Housing and Public Charge Pose Concerns for Aging Services Providers

On January 29, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

The Trump Administration is working on three major changes in the area of affordable housing and pathways to citizenship that will weaken obligations to fair housing, lessen resources for affordable housing, and discourage older adults from receiving needed assistance. 

Federal Judge Blocks Public Charge Rule

On October 15, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A federal judge last week issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Public Charge final rule that would have allowed the government to base green card decisions on whether an immigrant could be later seen as a financial burden on taxpayers.  

Public Charge Test Final Rule Expands Hurdles for Older Adults and Long-Term Care Workers

On August 28, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a final Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds rule  that goes into effect Oct. 15. This rule applies prospectively to determine the eligibility of persons wishing to immigrate to the US, obtain a green card to authorize employment or to obtain certain visas. It will not be applied to immigrants currently in the country unless or until they seek to change or extend their immigration status. 

DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule

On October 23, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially published proposed changes to the public charge rule. The changes would deny entry to individuals seeking admission to the United States or adjusting their immigration status to become a permanent resident if there is any likelihood that the individual will become a public charge at any time in the future. Public comments are due by Dec. 10. 

Homeland Security Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule

On October 9, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Trump Administration is considering ways to strengthen enforcement of rules that require immigrants to demonstrate that they will not take advantage of public assistance programs after entering the United States. 

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