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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose DOS’ Public Charge Questionnaire

On December 23rd, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of State’s (DOS) notice of request for public comment on “60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Charge Questionnaire.”  The changes detailed in the DOS’ previous interim public charge rule and the subsequent DS-5540 public charge questionnaire described in this request for public […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony On The Detrimental Impact Of The Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies

On December 16th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a testimony to Chairman Scott and members of the House Committee on Education and Labor on the detrimental impact the Trump Administration’s immigration policies have on the health and well-being of children. As pediatricians and public health researchers, we are gravely concerned about the culture of fear perpetuated by […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose DHS’ Proposed Rule on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule And Changes To Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements

On December 16th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed rule for “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements.” The changes detailed in the proposed rule would put the American Dream out of reach for many immigrant families. At […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose USDA’s Proposed Rule On SNAP Standardization Of State Heating And Cooling Standard Utility Allowances

On November 25th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) for “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances”. For low-income families, especially those in high utility cost states, the Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowance (HCSUA) […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony For H.173/S.58: An Act Relative To Economic Mobility For Families With Low-Incomes

On November 19th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a testimony to Chairwoman Chang-Diaz, Chairwoman Khan, and members of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. Currently, the state has opportunities to improve the health of young children and reduce economic hardship by enacting legislation that responds to the realities of families with young children. […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose DOS’ Interim Final Rule On Visas Ineligibility Based On Public Charge Grounds

On November 11th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of State’s (DOS) interim final rule for “Visas: Ineligibility Based on Public Charge Grounds”. The changes detailed in this rule would effectively only allow the wealthy to be granted visas. Furthermore, the proposed changes to public charge criteria will discriminate against individuals from […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose DOJ’s Proposed Rule On DNA-Sample Collection From Immigration Detainees

On November 11th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) proposed rule for “DNA-Sample Collection From Immigration Detainees”. If passed the proposed rule would change how the DOJ implements the DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005, which authorized the collection of DNA samples from individuals arrested or detained by federal authorities. […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose DOS’ Interim Final Rule On Immigrant Health Coverage

On October 31st, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of State’s (DOS) interim final rule for “Notice of Information collection Under OMB Emergency Review: Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage”. We oppose this rule change in the strongest possible terms because it undermines the nation’s health and the health of children and families by […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Second Public Comment To Oppose The Proposed Changes To Categorical Eligibility In The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) During The Reopening Of The Comment Period

On October 31st, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a second public comment on the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) for “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Reopening of Comment Period” published on July 24, 2019 and reopened on October 18, 2019. In light of new analyses, […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose HUD’s Rule Change Of The Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard

On October 16th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) for “HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard” published on August 19, 2019. We strongly oppose the rule change that will threaten the health and well-being of protected […]