Responding to the Public Charge Rule: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall | Note change in date

 Prof. Irene Bloemraad, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute

Postponed due to power shuttoff - stay tuned for new date.

Join the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) for a symposium bringing together service providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about immigrant integration resources in the Bay Area, followed by a discussion about strategies to ensure immigrants' access to services in the future. The proposed change to the public charge rule is already disrupting how immigrants receive healthcare and a wide variety of other social services, and this will only intensify when the rule goes into effect on October 15. It is essential that local leaders understand the full impacts of the change and the latest research on how immigrants' access to services could be improved. Immigrants are an important part of every community across the region, yet an increasing number are cut off from health care and other vital services.

Prof. Irene Bloemraad, Founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI), will present key findings from three new projects delving into these issues:

“Responding to the Public Charge Rule: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services” – A policy report examining the impact of changes to the public charge rule, other barriers to services, and advice on how to ensure the ongoing access to immigrant services

“Welcoming Communities? Immigrant Access to Services in the Bay Area” – A policy report focusing on ways to improve immigrant’s access to health and legal services in mid-size cities and suburbs in the 9-county Bay Area.

Mapping Spatial Inequality: Immigrant Services in the Bay Area – An interactive mapping tool which allows stakeholders to identify gaps between the availability of and demand for immigrant health and legal services in the 9-county Bay Area.

Space is limited so please register today!

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 Free

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 bimi@berkeley.edu