This fact sheet is intended for immigrant communities, advocates, survivors, and allies. This should help clarify the confusion caused by recent changes to programs associated with public charges. We are providing this fact sheet because Esperanza United believes it is critical that individuals have access to accurate information on what services are safe to use when seeking help for gender-based violence.
This fact sheet includes:
- Update on public charge with important dates
- What is public charge?
- Exempt groups from public charge
- An explanation of the “chilling effect”
- What led to confusion around public charge and the impacts on gender-based violence