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2.27.20 CLPHA Member Update
On February 24, the Administration’s new public charge policy went into effect. This follows a Supreme Court decision from February 21 that granted a stay on the last public charge injunction that was in place in Illinois. With that decision, the new policy takes effect nationwide. This policy...
2.5.20
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced last week that the new Public Charge rule will go into effect on February 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois. The agency also clarified that the new public charge testing criteria will only be used on applications postmarked or...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 27, the Supreme Court voted to allow the Trump administration to implement its new “public charge” policy, lifting the nationwide injunction that a federal judge in New York had ordered in October 2019. While a state-wide injunction on public charge remains in place in Illinois, the...
1.8.20
The Protecting Immigrant Families campaign is hosting a call and two webinars in January to provide basic information about the public charge rule and the current state of play regarding the rule and related immigration policies: Best Practices Webinar -- January 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. PT...
10.11.19 CLPHA Member Update
On October 11, a New York judge issued a nationwide injunction  temporarily blocking implementation of  the Trump Administration’s new rule on Public Charge, which was scheduled to take effect on October 15. The judge’s decision states that the rule “is repugnant to the...
9.13.19 CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA’s Immigration Working Group, with guidance from counsel Reno and Cavanaugh, has developed three new member resources to help PHAs prepare for the Department of Homeland Security’s Public Charge Rule scheduled to be implemented on October 15, 2019. The following documents...
8.14.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule on public charge in the Federal Register. The publication of “Inadmissability on Public Charge Grounds” follows the notice of proposed rulemaking that was published in October 2018. DHS received over 250,000 comments,...
7.11.19 CLPHA Advocacy
Opposing HUD’s Dangerous Non-Citizen Rule On Tuesday, CLPHA submitted public comments strongly opposing HUD’s non-citizen rule which would eliminate mixed-status immigrant families from HUD-assisted housing, including 55,000 children who are either U.S. citizens or otherwise eligible for HUD...
7.9.19 CLPHA Comments, CLPHA Advocacy
On July 9, 2019, CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC submitted comments opposing HUD’s proposed rule titled “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status.”   View CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh's Comments 
7.9.19 Press Release
CLPHA Submits Public Comments Opposing HUD’s Dangerous Non-Citizen Proposal HUD’s cruel proposal would force mixed-status families to decide between a roof for some, or homelessness for all. WASHINGTON (July 9, 2019) – The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) today submitted public...

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