Protecting Immigrant Families - Michigan

The Trump administration is pushing forward a proposed rule that would force many immigrants and their families, including U.S. citizen children, to choose between accessing essential public services and keeping their families together.  Read how the proposed rule for "Public Charge" could endanger Michigan Immigrant Families' well-being here


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Prepare to make comments! When the proposed rule is published, we will have only 30-60 days to make public comments. Although the rule is slated to be published in July, it could be published sooner.

  • Will there be templates? Yes. Comment templates will be finalized when the proposed rule is published and will become available for editing and submission at (site not yet live). Comments will be most effective if they are individualized to reflect how this rule will affect you or people you serve.
  • If I work for an organization serving immigrant families, should I comment individually, or as an organization? Both! The more comments we can generate, the stronger all of our voices will be

Save the date for a Comment Workshop! The Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (MCIRR) will be hosting workshops to develop individual and organizational comments. Please RSVP here

  • Westside: July 18, 10:15am
    Diocese of Grand Rapids - 360 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Eastside: July 25, 10:15am
    ACLU of Michigan - 2966 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan, 48201

Community Advisory for Consular Processing: Individuals outside of the U.S., applying for admission, or who plan to leave the U.S. to get their green card through a U.S. consulate abroad, may already be subject to a stricter public charge evaluation. Consult with an immigration attorney before leaving the U.S. For more information, see Changes to “Public Charge” Instructions in the U.S. State Department’s Manual and join the CLINIC and ILRC for a webinar on Tuesday, June 19 at 2pm.