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ILAP Testimony in Support of LD 1589: An Act To Protect the Liberty of Immigrants and Asylum Seekers in Maine and Opposition to LD1449: An Act To Facilitate Compliance with Federal Immigration Law

ILAP strongly supports LD 1589, a bill to protect the liberty of immigrants and asylum seekers in Maine, and opposes LD 1449, a bill to facilitate compliance with federal immigration law by state and local government entities. This testimony is from a hearing before the Judiciary Committee on May 22, 2019.

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Information About Public Benefits (“Public Charge”)

You may have heard that the government is considering changing the rules related to public benefits, or “public charge.” As of November 2018, the rules have NOT changed. “Public charge” is a test to see if someone is likely to become dependent on specific government programs. The government uses this test when someone applies for a family-based green card or certain visas.

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