Last updated on: 5/26/2020 12:37:49 PM PST
Should the Federal Government Limit the Number of Green Card Holders by which Immigrants Are Likely to Be Dependent on Government Resources (the Public Charge Rule)?
A US Supreme Court ruling on Jan. 27, 2020 allowed the Department of Homeland Security to implement the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule. The rule went into effect on Feb. 24, 2020.
Public charge is a reason a person can be denied admission into the country, a green card, or a visa based on whether the applicant will require public assistance such as welfare either upon admission or in the future. The public charge rule does not apply to the naturalization process.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center, "Public Charge," ilrc.org (accessed Apr. 27, 2020)
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