The ILRC submitted comments in opposition to the Department of Homeland Security's notice of proposed rulemaking on the affidavit of support, published in the Federal Register on October 2, 2020. The proposed rule would discourage, deter, or outright disqualify many U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents from immigrating their family members and, like the public charge rule, cause families to forgo needed public programs for fear that such use will prevent them from sponsoring family members in the future.