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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.

June 6th, 2020: Remote Legal Clinic on Public Charge

SFILEN is hosting a second round of Public Charge Telephonic Legal Consultations on Saturday, June 6th. Between now and June 6th community members may receive outreach phone calls or other communication from organizers from Chinese for Affirmative Action, Causa Justa::Just Cause, Filipino Community Center, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, and PODER. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call SFILEN at (415) 282-6209 x *115.

6 de Junio de 2020: Clínica Legal Remota a Cargo Público

La Red Legal y de Educación para Inmigrantes de San Francisco (SFILEN) está organizando una segunda ronda de “Consulta Legal Telefónica de Carga Pública” el 6 de junio (sábado). Desde ahora y hasta el 6 de junio, los miembros de la comunidad pueden recibir llamadas telefónicas de alcance u otra comunicación de los organizadores de Acción Afirmativa de China, Causa Justa :: Just Cause, Centro Comunitario Filipino, Mujeres Unidas y Activas y PODER. SI tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse al (415) 282-6209 x * 115.

202066– “公共負擔電話法律諮詢

三藩市移民法律及教育網絡已定66 (星期六)舉辦第二輪的  “移民政策公共負擔電話法律諮詢。由目前到66日,各位三藩市的社區人士或會收到由該網絡內服務不同移民社區機構發出的資訊或外展電話,將會進行外展宣傳的社區機構包括:華人權益促進會,Causa Justa::Just Cause, Filipino Community Center (菲律賓社區中心), Mujeres Unidas y Activas, PODER  如你有任何疑問或查詢,請聯繫華人權益促進會 415761-3222

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