#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/27: The Impact of Public Charge on Immigrant Families


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All families, including immigrant families, deserve the right to have the healthiest and best quality of life that they can.

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Despite the fact that immigrants generally benefit the economy, contributing $743 billion to the U.S. economy (2009-2011), the Trump administration is proposing changes to the Public Charge rule which could penalize immigrants (both legal and undocumented) for using public benefits.

What does this mean for immigrant children and their families?

For many, this may mean the difference between obtaining lawful permanent residence or a green card and having access to nutritious foods, medical care, and housing. Not having access to such public benefits only makes it more difficult for families to break the cycle of poverty.

Join us this #SaludTues on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to learn more as we answer questions about the impact changes to public charge would have on immigrant families and all people.

WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat:
TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, November 27, 2018
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
HOST: @SaludAmerica
CO-HOSTS: Coalition on Human Needs (@CoalitionHN), First Focus (@First_Focus), Food Research & Action Center (@FRACtweets)
OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #NoToPublicCharge #ProtectFamilies

This #SaludTues we’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • Who does #publiccharge affect and how might proposed changes to #publiccharge impact the lives of millions of immigrants?
  • What are some misconceptions about public charge & immigrant families?
  • Will children & families be affected by proposed changes to the public charge rule?

In the mean time be sure to join Salud America!’s comment campaign and check out this great resource provided by our co-host, Coalition on Human Needs, to learn more about Public Charge.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your stories, and resources to help promote awareness of the impact that proposed changes to the public charge rule could have on immigrant and Latino families.

Contact Rosalie Aguilar at aguilarr2@uthscsa.edu for this week’s #SaludTues tweetchat questions in advance.

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.

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