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04/16/2020

The Trump administration recently implemented new policies that make it harder for low- and moderate- income people to receive permanent residence (a “green card”) or some visas if they are subject to a public charge test. However, not everyone needs to worry about these changes to public charge, and even among those who are affected by these policies, people are impacted differently depending on their immigration status and immigration goals. This resource offers “five things to know about public charge” if you are a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), if you are undocumented, and if you want to sponsor a family member to come to the United States.