MBA files letter in opposition to 'public charge' rule changes

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Massachusetts Bar Association LogoThe Massachusetts Bar Association has filed comments in opposition to “public charge” rule changes sought by the Department of Homeland Security, joining organizations around the country in advocating for the protection of immigrant rights. Under the proposed changes, immigrants could be deemed a public charge and denied an adjustment of status based on their receipt of essential public benefits or their failure to meet unreasonable income requirements. 

Signed by MBA President Christopher A. Kenney, the letter contains arguments submitted by five section councils: Civil Rights & Social Justice, Access to Justice, Criminal Justice, Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Management, and Juvenile & Child Welfare.