CSS to host immigrants and public benefits training session

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A proposed regulation would make certain non-citizens who have used public benefits ineligible for residency or a visa. 

Though the rule has not been finalized yet, low-income immigrants have already begun unenrolling from vital programs that provide for their families’ basic needs. 

In many cases, these individuals make these life-altering decisions based on rumor and incorrect information. In fact, the proposed regulation is not as broad as many people think. By law, many immigrants and benefits are categorically exempt from the proposed “public charge” rule.  

This training, presented by Lawyers for Civil Rights and  hosted by Catholic Social Services of Fall River, will give service providers and community leaders the information they need to promote informed decision-making among low-income immigrants. 

The presentation will take place at Catholic Social Services of Fall River, 1600 Bay Street (entrance on Woodman Street) in Fall River on Tuesday, January 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Schuyler Pisha at spisha@cssdioc.org.


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