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DHS Moves Forward with Controversial Public Charge Rule

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule. The rule denies visas to persons the government deems to be a ‘public charge’, through their income and potential use of federal programs like Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, and Public Housing programs, as well as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid and parts of Medicare. The final rule significantly expands the list of federal programs that can be used to determine if someone is deemed a public charge and is scheduled to take effect on Oct. 15, 2019.

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HUD Issues Proposed Rule on Mixed Status Households in HUD-Assisted Housing – Comments Due July 9

HUD released a proposed rule that would prohibit mixed immigration status families from living in public and other HUD-assisted housing. The proposed rule would require the verification of the eligible immigration status of all household members and would make prorated assistance temporary until the eligibility for housing assistance has been determined.

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