Supreme Court greenlights public charge rule

Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: January 31, 2020

This week the U.S. Supreme Court removed a block on a Trump administration effort that will force families to choose between food and being together. The public charge rule, which had been temporarily blocked by federal judges, will take effect even while several court challenges to it move through the courts. The rule will penalize legal immigrant families for accessing the public supports that they are eligible for that support access to housing, food and other services now by making it harder to apply for permanent residency later. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced the Final Rule will only be applicable to petitions and applications submitted on or after February 24, 2020.

We continue to oppose this dangerous rule and recognize that it’s important for communities to be aware of what activities are, and aren’t, a risk for immigrant families. Here are helpful explanations of how the public charge rule will impact people based on their immigration status.

Tara Manthey

About Tara Manthey

Tara McLain Manthey leads the Children’s Campaign’s development, advocacy, and communications efforts. In this role she manages teams advancing and supporting the Children’s Campaign’s work through digital and in-person outreach and philanthropy. She serves as chair of the Board of Directors for the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, a Denver Public Schools charter school. A citizen of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, Tara serves on the editorial board of the Osage News and is co-founder and co-chair of the Colorado Osage Association. She serves on the board of Denver Indian Family Resource Center and is past chair of the national Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Steering Committee.