Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Last Day to Submit a Comment for the Public Charge Proposal is Monday, December 10th

The Trump Administration has announced an executive action to make changes to the public charge rule. This executive action would make it harder for legal immigrants seeking permanent residency to get it if they have received certain kinds of public assistance including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/ food stamps, and housing subsidies.

Mayor de Blasio's Office estimates that this change would deeply impact the health of 75,000 NYC residents who currently qualify for SNAP. In particular, this would affect the Bronx as it remains the hungriest borough with more than one in four (26%) experiencing food insecurity.

Bronx Health REACH urges you to submit your comments on this proposal by December 10th. Let your voice be heard! If the proposal is passed immigrant individuals and families will not have access to healthy food options through SNAP.

Deadline for submitting comments is December 10, 2018.

Image: Food Research and Action Center.

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