In the East Bay we continue to welcome all people and ensure access to health care and other vital services, regardless of immigration and documentation status.
On October 11, 2019, multiple federal courts have blocked the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed “public charge” rule from going into effect on October 15. The proposed rule was going to make it more difficult for some (not all!) immigrants to get a green card or visa if they use public benefits or programs, e.g., Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/CalFresh), and housing assistance. The proposed rule can be found here.
Please see the Alameda Health Consortium website for more information about the proposed “public charge” rule. Please click on the image below to download an infographic from the Alameda County Social Services Agency with legal resources and facts about the proposed “public charge” rule.