On December 10, CHAPA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to their proposed change to the "Public Charge" rule. DHS uses the public charge rule to determine whether a low-income immigrant should be deemed inadmissible to stay or enter the United States because they are likely to become a "public charge." The proposed rule would apply to households applying for and receiving federal public housing and Section 8 rental assistance. Click here for more information. Today is the deadline to submit comments. So far, over 189,000 comments have been submitted.