November 23, 2018. This article discusses the efforts of Illinois State Representative Theresa Mah to provide accurate information to the Chinese community who live in Chinatown about the Trump administration’s proposed “public charge” rule. The article highlights the forum that was held to provide information on “public charge” so that community members do not make critical decisions about their healthcare and public assistance based on fear and misinformation.
The latest Trump administration immigration crackdown could hit Chicago’s Chinese community hard — and lawmakers are working to ensure people know their rights before they make decisions based on fear or misinformation.
Critics of the policy fear that immigrants could be forced to choose between staying or getting into the U.S. and going without the social service help they need. The Fiscal Policy Institute estimates that 24 million people, including some legal immigrants who would not actually be targeted by the change, could feel the effect of the policy.
At the end, people can write comments in the language of their choice, and volunteers will transcribe them into English and submit on their behalf.
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