Newsmakers: What the Court Injunction on the ‘Public Charge’ Rule Means

The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY organized a panel on the impact of the “public charge” rule on New York City, if it ever goes into effect. On Friday, Oct. 11, a nationwide preliminary court injunction halted the rule from being implemented for now. It would have prevented some immigrants from getting lawful permanent resident status (green card) if they use certain public benefits or are deemed likely to use them in the future.


  • Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Steven Banks, Commissioner, Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services
  • Chris Keeley, Senior Director for Legal Affairs and Labor Relations, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Sarah Nolan, Supervising Attorney, LegalHealth at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)


  • Jehangir Khattak, Communications Director, CCEM

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