Immigration Status & Public Charge


The Biden administration announced on April 13, 2023 that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients (also known as “dreamers”) will be eligible to apply for health insurance through health insurance exchanges and for Medicaid.

Last-reviewed: 12pm, Nov. 13, 2023

Key Rhode Island Immigration Resources:

These organizations can provide services, resources and legal representation to immigrants in Rhode Island:

Immigrant Coalition of RI is a coalition of 33 organizations and has links to helpful fact sheets and resources that will be helpful as you support people who are immigrants with a variety of questions and needs.

Here is a smaller selection of organizations that provide legal support and other services for immigrants in Rhode Island.

MLPB’s Federal Digital Digest has more information about immigration, here.

The Bottom Line

  • Care teams can help families navigate the immigration-related resources available in Rhode Island and help to demystify the evolving immigration policy landscape, especially as it relates to public charge. You can share Rhode Island resources for immigration questions and support and help demystify the changes by sharing resources such as the Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition update on public charge.