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In August, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility.  The final rule becomes effective October 15, 2019 and impacts nonimmigrants and intending immigrants. Because existing USCIS forms do not ask applicants about prior receipt of public benefits, USCIS will […]

Effective October 15, 2019, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a new rule for inadmissibility on “public charge” grounds unless litigation halts its implementation. The rule would not be retroactive. Foreign Nationals Impacted This new public charge rule impacts: Foreign nationals inside the United States in […]