Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

  • Organization: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Document Type: Statute/regulation/other law
  • Date Created: Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Attachment(s): LINK

This final rule amends DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on his or her likelihood of becoming a public charge in the future. This final rule supersedes the 1999 Interim Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds and goes into effect at midnight Eastern, Oct. 15th. USCIS will apply the public charge inadmissibility final rule only to applications and petitions postmarked (or, if applicable, submitted electronically) on or after the effective date.

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  • Lawful Permanent Residency
  • Other Public Benefits / Welfare
  • Inspection/Admission Issues