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In January 2020, the US Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a preliminary green light to implement its expanded public charge rule while litigation against the law continues. The law is in effect as of February 24. Read our full statement here.

Does Public Charge affect me?

To learn more about if and how the new public charge rule impacts your immigration case, review these resources and watch the Know Your Rights videos below (available in Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog), produced by SFILEN’s community outreach team. After reviewing these resources, if you believe you might be impacted, reach out to our service providers or providers listed below to schedule a legal consultation before deciding to dis-enroll from any lifesaving program or public benefit. 

  • Screening Web tool: (English) / (Spanish)
  • Screening Text tool: 650-376-8006 Text “benefits” (for English), “libre” (for Spanish), “福
    利” (Chinese) or “lợiích” (Vietnamese)
  • One CA Public Charge provider list
  • Know Your Rights info sheets – available in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese