“Public Charge” is a term used in immigration law to refer to a non-citizen who is likely to become primarily dependent on government programs to meet basic needs.
On October 10, 2018, The Trump Administration officially published the proposed change to the public charge rule. If the published proposal becomes final, it would change the rule by expanding the types of public assistance programs subject to public charge used by non-citizens. The public comment period began on October 10, 2018 and ends on December 10, 2018. Santa Clara County created a document outlining the proposed changes as well as frequently asked questions document to help you understand the impacts.”