The public charge rule has been blocked in court nationwide as of October 11, 2019.

The rule will not go into effect on October 15, 2019.
The rule will be on hold until the courts decide whether it can go into effect or not.

La norma de carga pública ha sido bloqueada en la corte para todo el país a partir del 11 de octubre de 2019.

La regla no entrará en vigencia el 15 de octubre, 2019.
La regla estará en espera hasta que los tribunales decidan si puede entrar en vigencia o no.

Download the Public Charge Fact Sheet for North Carolina (En Español)

On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published its finalized “public charge” rule in the Federal Register, which penalizes immigrants with low incomes and forces them to choose between services they need and keeping their families together.

For more information for families on the proposed public charge rule and how it may affect you, please see this video // Para más información sobre la carga pública y cómo podría afectarle, vea este video in Español.

For more community resources on public charge and how it might affect you and your family, visit Resources are available in Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, French.

For resources on immigrant eligibility for benefits, and whether it is safe to apply for health and nutrition programs, visit