Public Charge Rule back On – For Now

By |2021-05-07T10:48:28-04:00November 9th, 2020|Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

On November 3rd. 2020 we informed you that there was a News Update that The government CANNOT apply the new public charge rules anywhere in the United States or abroad because on November 2, 2020, a federal district court vacated the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule. This meant that as of [...]

Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2021-05-10T10:33:58-04:00August 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump|

A Manhattan federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules. An injunction issued against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents DHS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the “public charge” rule for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response [...]

Health Insurance for Green Card Applicants

By |2021-05-10T12:43:17-04:00July 1st, 2020|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

Over the past year, the Trump administration has introduced new rules and financial requirements that make it more difficult for many to immigrate to the United States. These tighter restrictions generally affect all family-based applicants. Many of the new requirements revolve around the premise that immigrants not be dependent on the U.S. government for financial [...]

Trump Wasted So Much Money Harassing Immigrants that USCIS Needs a Bailout

By |2021-05-11T05:33:08-04:00June 15th, 2020|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

For three years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — the federal agency that processes visas, work permits and naturalizations — has lectured immigrants about how they should become more self-sufficient. It has alleged, without evidence, that too many immigrants are on the dole. (Actually, immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in federal benefits, and [...]

7th Circuit Blocks Feds From Enforcing Public-Charge Immigration Rule in Illinois

By |2021-05-11T05:42:24-04:00June 11th, 2020|Immigration|

CHICAGO (CN) — A Seventh Circuit panel Wednesday upheld a decision blocking enforcement in Illinois of a Trump administration policy that adds barriers for immigrants seeking green cards if they rely on public benefits, food stamps or housing vouchers. The 2–1 decision from the appeals court temporarily bars the federal government from enforcing a rule that altered [...]

Filing For Unemployment? Legal Immigrants Are Afraid.

By |2021-05-11T06:01:28-04:00May 11th, 2020|Coronavirus, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

This year got off to a busy start for Raquel and Alex. After almost two years together, they got married. Raquel was training for a new job at an immigration law firm in Atlanta. Alex was in a new job in sales. When the coronavirus hit, they found themselves among the millions suddenly jobless. Compounding this bad [...]

USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation.

By |2021-05-11T08:17:45-04:00January 31st, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Under the Final Rule, USCIS will look at the factors required under [...]

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