Tell DHS: No Public Charge Changes

From now through December 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security is accepting public comment on its proposed sweeping changes to the definition of “public charge,” making otherwise eligible lower income immigrants ineligible for a green card for using anti-poverty programs like food stamps, housing assistance, and medicaid. 

Don’t let Trump force Oregonians to choose between food, medicine, and family. Visit to oppose public charge changes before December 10.

After you comment, spread the word! Find social media graphics and sharing tools using these themed digital toolkits: Protect Immigrant Families; Post-Election; Education and Children; Poverty, Hunger & Housing; LGBTQ; intersectional;AAPI;  Interfaith Advocacy

More tools for advocates: 

Get the #ProtectFamilies Toolkit for Oregon organizations.

Download our pre-addressed comment mailer to submit comment via mail (English) (Spanish).

Visit our resources page to find more information about public charge, including fact sheets in multiple languages, guidance for service providers, and more.

Join the Protect Oregon’s Immigrant Families mailing list– we provide periodic updates and resources for advocates and service providers about Public Charge.

Protect Oregon’s Immigrant Families is a collaboration that includes Causa Oregon, Innovation Law Lab, Oregon Food Bank, Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, the Portland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Unidos Bridging Community, Centro Latino Americano, Familias en Acción, Coalition of Communities of Color, Adelante Mujeres, and Network for Oregon Affordable Housing.