Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Information About the New "Public Charge" Rule
The new “public charge” rule has been finalized and will take effect on October 15, 2019 unless stopped or delayed by pending litigation.
For more information about the proposed public charge rule please visit the Protecting Immigrant Families website. Links to additional resources are provided below. Here are some important things to know:
1. The rule is NOT retroactive and does not include benefits accessed prior to October 15th (unless already included in the old rule)
2. Many immigrant groups are not subject to the “public charge” test including: Lawful Permanent Residents, asylum seekers, refugees, TPS, DACA renewals, U or T Visas, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
3. Some benefits are not considered in determining whether someone is likely to become a “public charge” including: Medicaid for children under 21 years old, pregnant women, and new mothers.
For specific information about how the new “public charge” rule may affect you, consult an immigration attorney.
Immigrant Raid Resources:
National Immigration Law Center How to Be Prepared for an Immigration Raid
National Immigrant Justice Center Community Resources
United We Dream Know Your Power, Know Your Rights
Below is a list of resources regarding equality, and your rights.
How to Protect Yourself and Your Family as DACA ends
DACA Announcement Reaction Toolkit
What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA
Department of Homeland Security: FAQ About Rescission of DACA
DREAM Act Toolkit https://dreamacttoolkit.org/
FWD.us: Resource that helps you contact your congressman. Also gives other resources for advocacy and political involvement
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) http://e4fc.org/
Immigrant Legal Resource Center https://www.ilrc.org/
Student Immigrant Movement - local Boston organization for undocumented students