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Ninth Circuit Upholds Partial Injunctions on USCIS Public Charge Rule

The seemingly never-ending public charge saga continues, with the pendulum swinging the other direction. Public charge is now “off” again, at least in the states of CA, DC, ME, OR, PA, and WA. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit partially upheld two District Court injunctions on the public charge rule, declining to make the injunctions applicable nationwide[…]

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BREAKING: Seventh Circuit Stays Decision to Vacate the Public Charge Rule

The yo-yo continues. Following Monday’s announcement that a District Court had vacated the public charge rule, this morning the 7th Circuit put an administrative stay on lower court’s ruling which vacated the public charge rule, meaning public charge is back ON again. Greencard applicants, at least for the time being, will have to submit their[…]

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USCIS Updates I-944 Public Charge Guidance in Wake of Stay of Injunction

USCIS today updated its webpages regarding the I-485 and the public charge rule, notifying applicants that it will enforcing the public charge rule in the wake of the decision to stay the nationwide injunction, and that applicants filing for adjustment of status will need to include the Form I-944 and relevant supporting documentation. Most notably,[…]