DHS Public Charge Rule Update
The Trump administration’s 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule has been removed. DHS issued a final rule that removed the 2019 public charge rule from the Federal Register and reinstated the 1999 DHS Field Guidance.
SNAP and other nutrition programs can NOT be considered in a public charge test under the 1999 Field Guidance.
As we celebrate this victory, we know that much work remains to connect immigrant families to federal nutrition programs, and that we must continue to fight fear with facts.