Public Charge Memo

// Policy & Politics
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

On February 7th, 2019 the American Friends of AIDS 2020 released this memo addressing concerns raised by the public around immigration issues for conference attendees:

“From: American Friends of AIDS2020

Date: February 7, 2019

Re: Public Charge and Implications for Traveling to the United States for AIDS2020

Recent policy changes and proposals regarding the definition of “public charge” have raised concerns about their potential impact on AIDS2020 conference attendees. A “public charge” is an individual who is likely to become “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence”.

This memo provides an overview of these changes, focusing specifically on their implications for nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants, the category of individuals who will be applying for temporary admission to the U.S. to attend AIDS2020. It further focuses on B-1 (business) and B-2 (tourist) visas, which are the most likely types of visas to be sought by conference attendees.”

Full memo linked below

Friends of AIDS2020 – Public Charge Memo

An open letter: AIDS 2020 Conference Coordinating Committee

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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