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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 […]

By Rebecca Savransky President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to overturn President Obama’s executive order protecting illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children could cost the country tens of billions of dollars, according to a new study. If the executive order is repealed, about 645,000 people would lose their legal right […]

By Jordain Carney A bipartisan pair of senators is filing legislation that would extend legal status for undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) rolled out legislation on Friday to try to provide an assurance to such people in case […]