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CHA Submits Comments to Inform Future Public Charge Policies

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CHA has submitted a comment letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to inform a future regulatory proposal on the public charge ground of inadmissibility.  

In the letter, CHA urges DHS to ensure future policies are clear, consistent, and do not cause undue fear among immigrant families accessing the public services available to them. Specifically, CHA urges DHS to clarify in a future proposed rule that acceptance of public health insurance benefits for which an immigrant is eligible — including Medi-Cal and the Children’s Health Insurance Program — would not be considered a factor in public charge determinations.