Militza Pagan Challenges Public Charge Policy

Former Fellow Militza Pagan (’17), an attorney with the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, spoke at a news conference after oral arguments in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rule update that penalizes users of legal federal assistance programs. The Chicago Tribune reported on the proceedings (“Days After New Immigration Restrictions Take Effect, Federal Judges in Chicago Grill Trump Administration Lawyer on So-Called Public Charge Rule,” Feb. 26) and quoted Militza. “We think that the rule is discriminatory and it’s unjust and a cruel public charge rule,” she said.