Immigrants’ Utility Rights in Massachusetts: Open Energy and Utility Q&A Hour

November 15, 2023

TIME: 10 – 11AM

SPEAKERS: Pat Baker (MLRI), Cristina Freeman (MIRA)

This session will focus on the intersection of immigrants’ rights and utility issues, focusing on the rights of families with undocumented members, particularly those with heads of household who are undocumented. National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) attorneys will be joined by Pat Baker and Deirdre Giblin from the Mass Law Reform Institute (MLRI), who will present briefly and then help answer questions. They will discuss topics such as benefits eligibility (particularly the MA LIHEAP program), general information about what different immigration statuses mean, public charge, and the fear of being reported to immigrant services. Questions about all energy and utility issues in Massachusetts are welcome.