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AILA Doc. No. 20020530 | Dated February 5, 2020 | File Size: 830 KDownload the Document
USCIS issued guidance addressing the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule.
The new guidance is effective as of February 24, 2020, and applies to all applications and petitions postmarked on or after February 24, 2020.
USCIS will not consider the application for, certification or approval to receive, or receipt of certain previously excluded non-cash public benefits (such as SNAP, most forms of Medicaid, and public housing) before February 24, 2020. Similarly, USCIS will not consider as a heavily weighted negative factor receipt of previously included public benefits (such as SSI and TANF) before February 24, 2020.
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