Provided by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 am ChST
This informational webinar will provide up-to-date analysis on the impact of the new public charge inadmissibility rule on immigrant survivors, published on August 14, and to take effect on October 15. As noted by Tahirih Justice Center, an initial review shows that the published rule will penalize immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are subject to the public charge bar to admissibility, who use public benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, or subsidized housing programs. However, it is important to note that many survivors are - and remain - exempt from the rule including asylees and those who qualify for status under the U-visa and VAWA Self-Petition programs.