Chair: Sara Albert, email@example.com
To answer the needs of those facing hunger and food insecurity in our community, good public policy – federal, state and local – is crucial.
POLICY MATTERS Newsletter
The Public Policy Action Team publishes a regular public policy newsletter, POLICY MATTERS, that reports on current anti-hunger policy and legislation and provides opportunities for advocacy and engagement. If you would like to receive this newsletter, click here to subscribe.
The Public Policy Team has also been holding a series of policy roundtable discussions in different parts of Dallas County to provide community leaders with the information and legislative updates required to weigh in as policy decisions are being made that affect area residents.
TAKE ACTION: Oppose the Administration’s Proposed Public Charge Rule Change
Changes proposed under the Department of Homeland Security rule allow immigration officials to deny lawful permanent resident status (green cards) to applicants based on an expanded definition of whether they are deemed likely to become a “pubic charge.” Under current federal rules, a “public charge” determination is limited strictly to an applicant’s personal use of cash assistance (TANF or SSI) or the need for permanent government-funded institutional care.
The proposed rule targets low-income individuals by expanding the definition of “public charge” to include the use of any of these programs:
- Non-emergency Medicaid
- Section 8 housing vouchers, housing subsidies, and public housing
- Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidies (for prescription drugs for the elderly)
You can respond! Join the campaign to send 100,000 public comments to oppose the rule. By law, the Department of Homeland Security must review all UNIQUE public comments to the rule before the rule becomes final. The 60-day public comment period is open now through December 10.
For more information visit, www.protectingimmigrantfamilies.org.
For learn more about this team, contact Sara Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org.