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Seattle 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 five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

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

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