TransACT recently created a free resource and is hosting a free webinar at 12 pm EDT on Monday, 15 April 2019 about the proposed changes to the "Public Charge" policy for immigration in the United States. If you are interested, here is some information.
Free Resources: Public Charge Informational Letter and Webinar
The recent proposed changes to how "Public Charge" will be determined for immigrants applying for visas or green cards has caused some confusion and fear in the immigrant community. This has resulted in some of these families withdrawing or refusing services that are not part of the "Public Charge" determination. These services and programs include enrolling in school, free and reduced price breakfast and lunch, Title I, Part C, Migrant Education Programs, English Learner and Bilingual programs, Title I Programs, and other educational programs. To help inform the public and clear up some misunderstandings, TransACT Communications is hosting a webinar on April 15th on this topic led by Roger Rosenthal, attorney and executive director of the Migrant Legal Action Program and expert on the "Public Charge" Policy. Here is the link to that webinar:
Public Charge Webinar Link
In addition, TransACT Communications also has made available a "Public Charge Informational Letter", translated into five languages, that can be used with immigrant families and the community to help them understand the Public Charge Policy and the implications of the proposed changes to that policy. That letter is available at the following link:
Public Charge Information Letter Link
Please feel free to spread the news about these available resources by posting the above information on websites, to social media, and email distribution lists.