• Immigrant Health

    The federal Administration’s new “public charge” rule took effect on February 24, 2020. This rule changes how wealth, health, workforce skills, and the use of certain public benefits may affects some immigration applications.


    Few people who are subject to the public charge test qualify for public programs covered by the regulation, but the regulation’s expanded criteria, including age, credit score, and disability, are already spreading fear among immigrant communities and turning many people away from critical services, threatening the health, nutrition, and housing of millions of families, a significant portion of whom call Florida home.

  • Immigrant Health Stories

     

    Tatiana | The Costs of Fear

    Jacksonville, Florida

    “Everyone deserves the same basic right to health care. No one should be forced to choose between seeking medical care or possible deportation."

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    Mark | The Nexus of Healthcare and Education

    South Florida

    “I have been an educator for over 13 years, and I know the important role that education has in the lives of immigrant families and their children. When they are healthy, children can be in the classroom, and that is where great things can happen!”

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    Marivi Wright & Tamico Spears | The Value of Preventive Care

    Jacksonville, Florida

    “Taxpayer dollars are better served investing in preventive care, than placing immigrants in the impossible position of foregoing necessary medical care because of the fear of harming their immigration applications."

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    Please contact us to share how the changes to the "public charge" rule are impacting people in your community.