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February 28, 2022
Ana Valenzuela

Department of Homeland Security to Propose New Public Charge Rule

On February 17, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it plans to issue a new proposed rule on how it plans apply the public charge ground of inadmissibly.  Practitioners and applicants alike will recall that DHS issued...

April 05, 2021
Anna Buskila

The Public Charge Rule has been Cancelled

If you were holding off on filing your green card application because of the burdensome financial evidence and documentation required for the Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, it’s time to move forward with your case! On March 9, 2021, the...

August 31, 2020
Chandni Shah

Public Charge Rule to be Implemented in All But Three States

The public charge rollercoaster continues. On July 29, 2020, Federal District Judge George Daniels issued a nationwide injunction, preventing the Trump Administration from enforcing its public charge rule until after the COVID-19. Unfortunately, on August 12, 2020 the Second Circuit...

January 29, 2020
Marjorie M. Filice

Supreme Court Allows New Public Charge Rule To Move Forward

In August 2019, the Trump Administration announced plans to expand the definition of “public charge” for immigration purposes. Previously, whether an immigrant was likely to become dependent on the government under the public charge rule was assessed based on whether...

November 04, 2019
Chandni Shah

The Ongoing Battle Over Health Insurance for Immigrants

On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security published a final regulation that would have radically changed the way that USCIS considers certain benefits used by immigrants in determining whether they are a “public charge” and therefore not eligible...


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