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USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions

USCIS announced today that the much-maligned Public Charge rule will be fully implemented by USCIS on February 24, 2020, following the Supreme Court’s lifting of the nationwide injunctions imposed by various District Courts across the U.S. The small silver lining is that, despite the Rule going into effect on October 15, 2019 before being enjoined[…]

Public Charge Fact Sheet

Reprinted from USCIS: Introduction Public charge has been part of U.S. immigration law for more than 100 years as a ground of inadmissibility and deportation.  An individual who is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a legal permanent resident.  However, receiving public benefits[…]