PATNC Opposes Proposed "Public Charge" Rule

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The Administration formally proposed sweeping regulations this morning that endanger the lives of immigrant families, including families with children born in the United States. The “public charge” regulation threatens to worsen hunger, poverty, and unmet health and housing needs. The proposal would make—and has already made—immigrant families afraid to seek programs that support basic needs. With about one in four children having at least one immigrant parent, this issue touches millions and is critical. As an organization that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of families with young children, Parents as Teachers National Center strongly opposes this proposed rule. The comment period is open for 60 days; we encourage you to submit comments opposing it online at

Lucas McCue