Understanding the Public Charge: Implications for Adult Education and Workforce Advocates

By Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, October 24, 2018

New regulations proposed by the Trump administration regarding the immigration “public charge” test will have ripple effects for adult education, postsecondary education, and workforce programs. Learn what the proposal includes, how it would affect immigrant adult learners and workers, and what it means for community colleges, nonprofit organizations, and other skills advocates. Find out how you can submit public comments in opposition to this proposed rule, and review sample comments from NSC about the skills implications of this complex and important proposal.


  • Amanda Bergson Shilcock, Director of Upskilling Policy, National Skills Coalition
  • Gabrielle Lessard, Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center

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