Week 3

likely to become a public charge

Key Questions

  • What does it mean to be a “public charge”? Why have people been historically excluded on the basis that they are “likely to become a public charge”?

  • What is the historical relationship between immigrants and welfare? How did immigrants become excluded from welfare?

  • What was Proposition 187? How did it impact the national conversation around immigrants and welfare?

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