News Outlets Obtain Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

DHS has drafted a notice of proposed rulemaking, seen by Reuters and Vox, that would allow immigration officers to scrutinize a potential immigrant's use of certain taxpayer-funded public benefits to determine if they could become a public burden. These taxpayer-funded public benefits include a broad array of local, state, and federal social services to which these families are legally entitled, including enrolling their U.S.-born children in Head Start or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

This document, as obtained by Vox, includes pages 1-2 of the document, and the regulatory text (starting at page 228); it does not include the 225-page preamble originally included with the draft.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 18020918.

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