Unfortunately, we have to announce that we are postponing our event "Responding to the Public Charge Rule: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services" due to the PG&E power outage. The UC Berkeley campus will be closed on Friday, October 11 and will not have any power. Due to safety and practical concerns, we unfortunately had to decide to postpone our event to a later date.
Responding to the Public Charge Rule: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services
The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) is launching two policy reports and an interactive mapping website on Friday morning, October 11. This symposium brings together service providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about immigrant integration resources in the Bay Area, followed by a discussion about strategies to ensure immigrants' access to services in the future.
Prof. Irene Bloemraad, Founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI), will present key findings from three projects delving into these issues:
The proposed change to the public charge rule is already disrupting how immigrants receive healthcare and a wide variety of other social services, and this will only intensify when the rule goes into effect on October 15. It is essential that local leaders understand the full impacts of the change and the latest research on how immigrants' access to services could be improved. Immigrants are an important part of every community across the region, yet an increasing number are cut off from health care and other vital services.
We would like to thank our donors and partners for their generous support to make the launch of the reports, the interactive web map and this launch event happen.