NewsFlash! New Rule Will Increase Risk of Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is scheduled to publish a final rule on August 14, 2019 that will greatly expand the categories of public benefits looked at to determine whether a foreign national may be deemed a public charge (i.e., a person who is likely to become financially dependent on public benefits). The rule is slated to go into effect 60 days after publication.

The new rule will only apply to applications and petitions filed after the rule has gone into effect. Further, benefits that were applied for or received prior to the effective date will not be impacted.

A more detailed analysis of the new rule will be posted on MurthyDotCom in the near future. Subscribe to the free MurthyBulletin to receive future updates.


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