Court Stops DHS’ New Changes to the Public Charge Rule

Court Stops DHS’ New Changes to the Public Charge Rule

Several federal courts have enjoined or stopped the implementation of DHS’ final public charge inadmissibility rule that was set to take effect on October 15, 2019. The new rule would have affected green card applications filed after the October 15th date and not pending applications filed prior to October 15, 2019. The new rule would have placed a burden on applicants to prove that they are not likely to receive certain public benefits for more than 12 months in the aggregate within any 36-month period.

In addition, the court also enjoined the use of any forms recently changed to account for the implementation of the new rule. Such forms included I-485, I-864, I-944, and I-539 among others.

Although the Department of State was not enjoined by the court, however, due to potential implementation irregularities, has also ceased implementation of its similar public charge rules.

For more information about the new public charge rule, please contact our office for a free telephone consultation (15 minute) at 248-557-3645.

Sam R. Saif

Managing Attorney, Immigration Law Department

The Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz, PLLC

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