The on-again, off-again public charge saga continues, as a District Court has vacated the DHS/USCIS final rule on public charge. The ruling takes effect immediately and USCIS may not apply the public charge as of today, meaning that applicants for greencards no longer have to submit the dreaded Form I-944 and its mountainous supporting documents. USCIS has not yet updated its public charge or Form I-485 webpages, and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates and we learn more information. For the time being, however, it looks like the public charge rule will not be implemented and clients who are eligible to file greencard applications can breathe a sigh of relief. We can celebrate this very welcome news on the eve of the election, and hope we get more good news tomorrow.
A copy of the court opinion can be found here.
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