ASIA, Inc. Hosts Educational Webinar on Public Charge

On Wednesday,¬†July 25, Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.) hosted a Public Charge 101 webinar with partners all across Ohio and the Midwest. During the webinar, participants learned more about the proposed public charge changes¬†and its potential impacts on to the new American community, an overview¬†about ASIA, Inc.’s recent meeting with OMB led by AAPCHO, and client experiences at U.S. Consulates following changes made to the Foreign Affairs Manual.¬†Jamie Sitang, current graduate student at Kent State University and ASIA, Inc.’s Policy Intern, organized the event.¬†Organizations in attendance included those from Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati, among other cities. Participants¬†expressed that this webinar was their first time learning about the public charge, and after the webinar, two-thirds of the attendees committed to submitting public comments once the rule drops.¬†ASIA, Inc. is the leading organization in Ohio in providing culturally and linguistically relevant¬†health and human services to new Americans.