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“Public Charge” Explained: What the Trump Administration’s proposed rule will do and why it matters. A conversation with Mark Greenberg of the Migration Policy Institute

“Public Charge” Explained: What the Trump Administration’s proposed rule will do and why it matters. A conversation with Mark Greenberg of the Migration Policy Institute

The Trump Administration has proposed a new rule that will affect every person seeking to enter the United States or receive a green card–it will greatly expand the number of people who can be excluded from the U.S. because they are “likely to become a public charge.” What does “public charge” mean and how would the new rule work? And why is the Trump Administration proposing it? Mark Greenberg, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, joins Alex Aleinikoff for an in-depth discussion of the proposed rule and its potential consequences.

News Alert: Under Threat At Home, Refugee Scholars Find Academic Havens At U.S. Universities

The Zolberg Institute is honored to be part of the New University in Exile Consortium, which launched on September 6 at an event convened at The New School and hosted by Alex Aleinikoff, Zolberg Institute Director. Check out NPR’s coverage of the Consortium.