Category: Immigration


HHS Reminds States Public Charge Rule No Longer in Effect

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), issued an informational bulletin to states’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies reaffirming that the 2019 Public Charge Rule “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” is no longer in effect. CMS directs states…

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Biden Administration Halts Public Charge Rule, State Leaders Release Statement

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), under the Biden-Harris Administration, recently announced it would stop applying the Public Charge Final Rule issued under the Trump Administration. Recall, the Trump Administration in 2019 finalized the rule which required individuals applying for or seeking adjustment to an immigration status of visa to establish that they were…

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Public Charge Final Rule Summary from County Associations Now Available

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC), CHEAC, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH), County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), and the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) released this week a summary document of the final public charge rule that was published in the Federal Register earlier this month. Recall, the Trump…

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Urban Institute Releases Report on Impacts of Proposed Public Charge Rule

On Monday, the Urban Institute released a report, “Proposed Public Charge Rule Could Jeopardize Recent Coverage Gains among Citizen Children,” detailing the potential impacts of the proposed public charge rule on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The report finds that between 2008 and 2016, Medicaid and CHIP participation increased 15.5 percent among…

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CHEAC Welcomes Feedback on Proposed Federal Rule on Public Charge

As a friendly reminder, CHEAC welcomes members to assess the impact of the Trump Administration’s proposed rule on public charge on LHD operations and services and provide written comments to Jack Anderson via email (janderson@cheac.org) by COB on Friday, November 16, 2018. Recall, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services…

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Trump Administration Publishes Proposed Rule on Public Charge

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published in the Federal Register proposed changes to how the federal government determines whether an immigrant is likely to become a “public charge.” Individuals applying for seeking adjustment of a status or a visa must establish that they are not likely…

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AG Becerra Issues Guidance and Model Policies on Immigrant Access to Public Facilities

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently issued guidance and model policies to ensure that facilities throughout the state remain accessible to all California residents. Pursuant to SB 54 (Chapter 495, Statutes of 2017), the California Attorney General was required to consult appropriate stakeholders and publish model policies limiting assistance with immigration enforcement to the fullest…

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National Academies to Hold November Workshop in Oakland

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity will be holding a one-day workshop in Oakland entitled Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health on Tuesday, November 28. The workshop will feature invited speaker presentations and discussions that examine the history of immigration laws and policies and…

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Freeze on Immigration Ban

Yesterday, a panel of three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Trump Administration’s request to overturn US District Court Judge Robart’s ruling that placed a nationwide temporary restraining order on the Administration’s Executive Order imposing a travel ban on travelers coming from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa.  California,…

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