From LWVMA: The “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” proposed rule would mean green card and visa applicants could be turned down if they have low incomes or little education because they’d be deemed more likely to need government assistance — such as Medicaid or food stamps — in the future. It would also apply to immigrants already in the country seeking to extend their stay. Immigration advocates say the rule will discriminate against people from poorer countries, keep families apart and prompt legal residents to forgo needed public aid, which could impact their U.S. citizen children. This rule is posted soon on the Federal Register comment site here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/10/2018-21106/inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds
The Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition (PIF) of Massachusetts is holding a rally on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12 PM noon at Samuel Adams Park (which is outside Faneuil Hall and directly across the street from Boston City Hall). Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join the rally to show solidarity with working immigrant families and speak out against the proposed public charge rule.