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AILA Doc. No. 21031133 | Dated March 19, 2021 | File Size: 588 KDownload the Document
USCIS provided an update on the current status of the public charge rule, noting that it stopped applying the rule to all pending applications and petitions on March 9, 2021. USCIS also posted updated versions of affected forms. The current edition date for the following forms is 3/10/21. Starting April 19, USCIS will accept only the 3/10/21 editions of the following forms:
USCIS provided a litigation summary and an update on the current status of the public charge grounds final rule, noting that, as of 3/9/21, applicants and petitioners should not provide information related solely to the rule. USCIS also provided information for applicants and petitioners for adjustment of status and for extension of nonimmigrant stay and change of nonimmigrant status.
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On March 9, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the pending appeal in DHS v. New York et. al. and the Seventh Circuit also dismissed the government’s appeal in Cook County, et al. v. Wolf, et al. As a result of these decisions, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’s order vacating the 2019 public charge final rule nationwide went into effect.
Subsequently, DHS withdrew its 2019 public charge rule, and USCIS stopped applying the rule to all pending applications and petitions. The DOS public charge rule was enjoined in July 2020, and, in December 2020, DOJ withdrew its public charge rule from OIRA.
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