Circuit Court Ruling Reinstates Public Charge Rule

by | Nov 4, 2020 | Firm News

On November 3, 2020, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay (pause) of the district court’s November 2, 2020 order vacating the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s expanded “public charge” rule on a nationwide basis. This is the latest development in the dizzying back-and-forth fight over the expanded public charge rule since the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing the rule in February 2020.

This means that as long as the Circuit Court’s order is in effect, USCIS can continue to apply its expanded public charge rule, including requiring Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, for people applying for green cards in the United States. However, since the Circuit Court’s order is also temporary, the validity of the expanded public charge rule is far from settled, and we should expect further developments as the litigation continues.

Please check back for timely updates on the status of USCIS’s expanded public charge rule.

See original article from the opposing November 2nd ruling.