Tuesday, October 15, 2019

NEW “PUBLIC CHARGE” RULE SUSPENDED


On Friday, October 11, 2019 three Federal Judges in three separate cases stopped the USCIS from implementing the new public charge rule, which included using the new versions of the I-485, I-129, and I-539 as well as the implementation of the new form I-944.  Until final decisions in these three cases are issued or the injunction is lifted, USCIS will accept the older versions of the forms. 

In addition, late last week, the Department of State created their own public charge rule to mimic the new USCIS rule.  According to the latest information, the Department of State rule will still go into effect on October 15, 2019 as planned.  Those obtaining their green card through an Embassy interview will likely need additional documentation to provide at the Embassy interview.  Consult with your MU attorney in this regard.


UPDATE: The State Department public charge rule will take effect tomorrow—but it won't be implemented until a new form is approved, per a @StateDept official via CBS News. 

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