Letter to USCIS regarding public charge


The 2019 Public Charge Final Rule continues to have a chilling effect for immigrant families trying to access health care, even when much of the rule is no longer in effect. To address these concerns, the US Department of Homeland Security and US Citizenship and Immigration Services recently sought comment for its new proposed public…


Comment Letter to Department of State DS 5540

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum submits this comment letter in response to the Department of State’s Notice of Information Collection published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2019. We strongly oppose the proposed public charge questionnaire and underlying policies as they are without merit and perpetuate racist immigration practices.


Impact of Proposed DHS Public Charge Regulation on Citizens of Freely Associated States Under Compacts of Free Association


The United States has international treaty agreements, known as the Compacts of Free Association (COFA), with three Pacific Island nations – the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Citizens of these nations, which are known as the Freely Associated States (FAS), are eligible to freely enter…


INFOGRAPHIC: Public Charge Proposal is an Attack on AAPI Families


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…