In Solidarity Against Public Charge

February 24, 2020

DHS’s revised public charge rule went into effect on Monday, February 24, 2020. The rule takes effect nationwide.

January 2020

On January 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the Trump administration’s request to stay the nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the government from implementing the DHS’s revised public charge rule.

December 2019

On December 10, the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) and AAPCHO condemned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. These courts stayed the preliminary injunctions that were issued in California, Washington, and Maryland that had stopped the public charge final rule.

Photo courtesy of Asian Health Services

October 2019

On October 11, AAPCHO applauded the U.S. District Court’s decision to block the DHS’s public charge rule. Federal judges in six lawsuits filed against the revised rule, including four that issued nationwide injunctions. At the time, this blocked the rule from going into effect.

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

December 2018



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