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Federal Court Blocks New Public Charge Rule


Earlier in March of this year, current administration had implemented a new public charge rule that implemented policy change to deny immigration benefits if the applicant had been found to use any public assistance like SNAP. Refer to our previous blogs on details - (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)


On July 29, federal court in New York blocked homeland security from implementing the rule for the period of time there is a declared national health emergency in response to COVID-19. USCIS has updated their guidance in compliance to the ruling and will apply the 1999 public charge guidance that was in place before the Public Charge Rule was implemented on Feb. 24, 2020


https://www.uscis.gov/i-485


We have started working with our client to restart their cases that were on hold prior to this ruling. If you have questions about this ruling, contact our office today.

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