Press Release

CCF Joins 25 Philanthropic Leaders in Commitment to California Communities in Light of Public Charge Final Rule

Press Release | September 16, 2019

Strengthening immigrant communities is part of CCF’s long history of working to support the inclusion of all people in the civic and economic fabric of Los Angeles. CCF is committed to helping more new Americans integrate and thrive so together we can build a stronger and more prosperous future for all Angelenos.

We oppose the federal rule change that would expand the definition of “public charge” used in immigration proceedings to now include those who rely on healthcare coverage, housing, and food assistance. This will drive families away from the services legally available to them that are critical to their families’ health and development, and would have a devastating impact on communities across the nation.

The rule has now been finalized and is scheduled to go into effect on October 15.

We have therefore joined 25 other philanthropic leaders in signing a letter urging the entire community of philanthropy in California to join us in our commitment to creating the inclusive California we know is possible, and to support advocacy and direct services organizations fighting to create safe and thriving communities across our state in the face of this new “public charge” rule. Together, we can help create the California we know is possible.

See the letter and the list of signatories here on the Packard Foundation Website.