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HANYS applauds Supreme Court decision to toss public charge immigration case

Following a request from the Biden administration, the U.S. Supreme Court this week dismissed a case concerning the “public charge” rule, signaling a likely end to the restrictive immigration policy that has been heavily litigated in recent years. The Trump administration policy expanded the types of benefits considered as part of a public charge determination that could be used to affect an individual’s ability to enter the United States or obtain legal permanent resident status.

HANYS has long argued that the changes to the public charge standard will harm patients, increase healthcare costs and deter entire populations from accessing critical programs and services for which they are currently eligible. Contact: Elyse Oveson

Published March 12, 2021