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The law governing public charge appears at 8 USC 1182(a)(4); INS Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, HQOPS-70-21.1.13 (May 20, 1999), 64 Fed Reg 28,689-93 (May 26, 1999); Dept. of State Policy Guidance, Ref: 9 FAM 40.41. And the proposed INS regulations: Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, 64 Fed Reg 28,676-88 (May 26, 1999).

At, participants can find question and answer pieces and articles on public charge and sponsor liability, and they can order a Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs, published this June. This web site also has links to INS fact sheets and materials on public charge, affidavits of support and sponsor liability.

Sheila Neville, in NILC’s Los Angeles office provides technical assistance to attorneys, community-based organizations, health care and social service providers and government staff (but does not provide direct assistance to clients). Sheila can be reached at or (213) 639-3900, ext. 116.

The website for Barbara Weiner’s organization is Her phone number is (518) 462-6831 and e-mail address is She invites particularly NY practitioners to contact her if they need public benefits information or would like her organization to assist them with public benefits issues.