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Changes to ‘public charge’ rule blocked, but not for long

by The 100 Companies

Federal judges halted a regulation that would impact nearly every applicant seeking permanent residency in the U.S. Experts warn, however, adoption is still expected.

Originally set to take effect Oct. 15, the regulation would give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) more freedom to deny green card applications filed by those who use or may someday rely on government benefits by expanding the definition of what it means to be a “public charge.”

Individuals who are likely, in the opinion of DHS officers, to become a public charge will be excluded from the U.S.

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Joel Pfeffer, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, JP@MUSLAW.COM

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