Maine Philanthropy Center

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Protecting Families and Advancing Belonging: How Philanthropy Can Answer Threats to the Well-Being of Immigrants

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August 2019

This brief and funding recommendations considers the implications of the 'public charge' rule and how philanthropy can mount an effective immediate and long-term response. "No one should have to choose between their family’s health and safety and their future. Yet the Trump administration is advancing a set of regulatory and other administrative changes that would force immigrant residents to choose between using public programs to meet fundamental needs, like food and health care, and their ability to continue their lives in the United States."

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