Public Charge Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Please feel free to type your questions here as we go along!
If a person is admitted to hospital with no insurance we sign them up for Medicaid is that included in the new rule?
I read that the proposed rule was affecting people who want to enter their country or change their legal status. So changing the status does not include people who have green cards and want to be citizens, but it does include people who want to obtain a green card for the first time?
Do they judge people applying for visas based on their income in their home country or the solely the income of their sponsor? It doesn't seem fair to judge them based on their income in their home country when the economy is very different and can't be compared to the U.S.
Is there a possibility of a lawsuit against the Trump admin if the regulation does go into effect?
To be clear: this change applies only to people applying for visas and green cards? If they have a green card and are on a path to citizenship, the public charge rule will not affect them?
Please talk about the impact on those who seek a green card and are denied because of this rule. What happens to them?
I missed the first few slides. Is there a list of the immigrants who would be affected?
We will send out a link to the slides and a recording of this presentation for reference.
I am just wondering how people who are already in the application process for either a visa or a greencard are going to be judged if this rule is implemented after they are very far in the process?
Do you know how they are screening comments? Are bots looking for copied and pasted language? I’m getting at how original do you think the comments need to be.
when is the deadline for comments?
Can you comment on following hypothetical. USC petitions for spouse. USC and children receive public benefits. What is impact on intending immigrants eligiblity to adjust/consular process?
December 10 is the deadline.
okay missed that thanks
If an intending immigrant has met the I864 requirements but was under 250% of the FPL would they be able to get another joint sponsor who makes over 250%?
Do you know the basis for any of the litigation that is being considered? We can solicit comments that support it.
Can people comment in languages other than English?
I am wondering if a lot of people will be scared to submit comments because they thing they will be targeted by the government later on if their families try to change status or apply for visas. Many are scared to advocate. Is this a legitimate fear?
Are there specific client stories that would be important for organizations to try to bring out?
Are you sure that adding our own words to template language is enough to get it past the bots?
HIAS PA is a hosting a Comment Party on October 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Federation building. Villanova Law School is hosting a comment party November 1, 2018, from 4-5:30pm at the Villanova Charles Widger school of Law, Room 202 and Rutgers is holding a Comment party soon. Details will be posted on HIAS PA's website and facebook page so please check back in frequently if you want to write comments in a group.
Can you share the presentation?
We should also encourage Letter to the Editor submissions to local papers to spread the word
the dates again
I’m concerned about using any template language in comments. Do you know if comments that use template language are being accepted?
Just want to say that this is fantastic and you guys - Maripat and Sundrop - are great!!! Thank you for all that you are doing.
But that’s my questions
How much template language is allowed