Concerned About Public Benefits & Immigration? NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
*Don’t stop using public benefits unnecessarily
*Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 and say “public charge” if you have any questions or concerns about how the rule might impact you.
It is important to know:
*The ‘public charge’ rule does not change eligibility requirements for public benefits.
*The ‘public charge’ rule does not affect everyone. There is no ‘public charge’ test for a green card holder who apply for citizenship.
*Free legal help is available. If you have questions or concerns, consult a free, safe immigration legal service provider. Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 and say ‘public charge’.
*If you are sponsoring a family member abroad or will be traveling abroad to apply for a green card or visa, call ActionNYC for free, safe immigration legal services to understand how’public charge’ might impact you.
*The City will keep fighting to stop the ‘public charge’ rule. Stay up to date at NYC.gov/PublicCharge.
*This information is for general educational purposes and is not legal advice.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from a flyer from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and I give them full credit for it. Please call the office directly for more information.
I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston.
I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan.
I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
Please call the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Affairs directly for any questions on the program.
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