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Watch: LAS “Public Charge” Experts Simplify the New Rule

The new “public charge” rule imposed by the Trump administration went into effect recently, and many community-based and social service organizations say it will have a significant impact on their clients and immigrant families.

ABC’s Tiempo sits down with Legal Aid “public charge” experts – Hasan Shafiqullah, Attorney-in-Charge of our Immigration Law Unit, and Susan Welber, Staff Attorney in our Civil Law Reform Unit — to explain and simplify what the new rule means for immigrants.

“If there’s one message to leave people with: do not stop your benefits without speaking to an immigration expert, because it’s possible that the benefits you are getting are totally fine,” said Shafiqullah.

Watch the full segment below.