Proposed DHS Rule Restricts Nutrition and Health Programs for Immigrants

10/04/2018 - The Department of Homeland Security issued the anticipated "Public Charge" proposed rule, which would restrict immigrant families (including citizen children) from using essential public services including non-emergency Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy, and housing assistance, such as public housing or Section 8 housing vouchers and rental assistance.

The Women, Infant and Children Program was not included in the proposed restrictions, which will be subject to public comment before being finalized.

Read the proposed rule.