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CHA Joins Statewide Leaders in Opposition to New Federal ‘Public Charge’ Rule

CHA stood with Gov. Newsom, Attorney General Becerra, and leaders of other statewide organizations as the state announced its lawsuit challenging the federal government’s new rule for denying immigrants entry to the U.S. or adjustment to their legal permanent resident status.

The rule, issued earlier this week, expands the list of programs that may be considered for determining “public charge” status, which now includes not only cash assistance and long-term care but also certain health care (including Medi-Cal), nutrition, and housing programs. See CHA’s response here.