Summary: S.2482 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/17/2019)

Protect American Values Act

This bill prohibits using federal funds to implement the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, published August 14, 2019, which expands the definition of a public charge for immigration purposes.

(An alien who is a public charge may be denied certain immigration benefits, such as lawful permanent residence. Currently, a public charge is generally interpreted as an individual who is primarily dependent on the government for subsistence. The DHS rule would define a public charge to mean an individual who receives more than 12 months' worth of designated public benefits in a 36-month period.)