National WIC Association

Public Charge Comment Period Now Open!

October 10, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally proposed its rules change to public charge in the Federal Register on October 10. The comment period is now open until December 10, 2018. Current policy remains legally effective throughout the comment period. DHS must review all comments and publish a final rule in order for there to be a change to immigration law or policy.


Individuals and agencies may offer their comments here. NWA will be publishing template comments next week to assist members of the WIC community in crafting their own, unique comments. Remember: Regulatory commenting is not lobbying. Please contact Brian Dittmeier at with questions about how to participate in the comment process.