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Immigrants and Public Charge

The Department of Homeland Security released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on Oct. 10, 2018, that would revise the 1999 rule and dramatically expand the definition of public charge for legal immigrants.

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Licenses and Immigrants

At least 12 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain a driver’s licenses.

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IMMIGRATION

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Benefits for Legal Immigrants

Article I of the U.S. Constitution grants primacy over immigration policy to the federal government. States, however, are responsible for policies related to immigrants after they enter the country and state legislatures have been testing “immigration federalism.”

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Benefits, Unauthorized Immigrants

This factsheet highlights federal programs that unauthorized immigrants may be eligible for.

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Overview