Agency Memos & Announcements, Federal Agencies

USCIS Provides Update on Public Charge Rule Following Second Circuit Decision

9/22/20 AILA Doc. No. 20092204.

USCIS announced that following the September 11, 2020, Second Circuit decision, it will apply the public charge final rule and related guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to all applications and petitions postmarked (or submitted electronically) on or after February 24, 2020. USCIS will not readjudicate any applications and petitions that were approved following the issuance of the July 29, 2020, injunction continuing until the date of this notice (September 22, 2020).


If you filed your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, after Feb. 24, 2020, you may be required to file Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency. If we receive a Form I-485 before Oct. 13, 2020, that does not have all required forms and evidence, we will request any missing forms and evidence. After Oct. 13, 2020, we will reject your Form I-485 if you do not include the required forms and evidence with Form I-485 at the time of filing.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20092204.