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Children's HealthWatch Opposes Proposed Changes to Public Charge

December 13, 2018
Children's HealthWatch Opposes Proposed Changes to Public Charge
Event Date: 
December 13, 2018

Decades of research from Children's HealthWatch and others show participation in public programs improves the health and development of young children in families with low incomes, including children with immigrant parents. Below we document the child and family health benefits of public assistance programs and highlight the ways in which forcing families to choose between providing basic necessities for their family or risk their future immigration status jeopardizes the public health and economic prosperity of our nation.

 

Children's HealthWatch has submitted their official comments opposing Public Charge. For the full comment, please visit Children's HealthWatch or click here.

 

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