A new reported “Public Charge” proposal from the White House threatens Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and other immigrant communities. Under this proposed regulation, anyone applying for a green card or entry to the U.S. could be denied if they or their family members, including their U.S.-born children, use government programs. Many families may be forced to choose between going to the doctor or risking their loved ones’ immigration status. We expect the White House will publish the proposed rule in the federal register imminently.
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- Affordable Care Act, Health care quality, Immigrants, Public Charge