City Inside/Out

Local issues from all sides -- Fridays | 7 p.m.

Close (X)

About City Inside/Out

City Inside/OutSeattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

City Inside/Out: Public Charge Controversy
City Inside/Out: Public Charge Controversy

POLL: Do you support a change to the "public charge rule" which affects immigrants who use public benefits?

A new federal proposal that changes the rules for low-income legal immigrants is having a chilling effect nationwide. For the first time, the Trump administration wants to weigh the use of public benefits, such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers, negatively against an application for U.S. permanent residency or citizenship. We examine this immigration controversy. 

The Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs has more information about the public charge rule change.

The federal government is accepting public comment on the changes to the public charge rule until Dec. 10.

A public charge community briefing is scheduled in Seattle, 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at Asian Counseling and Referral Service.


Jorge Barón, executive director, NW Immigrant Rights Project

Teresita Batayola, CEO, International Community Health Services

Ingrid Ulrey, policy director, Public Health Seattle & King County

Mr. Ou, recent immigrant

Mrs. Ou, recent immigrant

Alycia Ramirez, married to DACA recipient

Dr. Rayburn Lewis, chief medical officer, International Community Health Services

Christina Wong, public policy & advocacy director, Northwest Harvest