On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule related to public charge in the Federal Register. The rule will not take effect until October 15, 2019. Some counties immediately filed a lawsuit to block the new rule, and additional litigation is expected. Thus, legal challenges could delay implementation.
A summary of the main provisions can be found on our public charge page. Many immigrant families will remain eligible for needed services and will not be legally impacted by changes to the public charge rule. This resource contains core messages you can share with community members to help combat the chilling effect this rule may have.