The DHS rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility has been released and will be formally published on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. If litigation does not prevent the rule from taking effect, the policy will become effective on October 15. As noted by Tahirih Justice Center, an initial review shows that the published rule will penalize immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are subject to the public charge bar to admissibility, who use public benefits.
Informational webinar: 8/29/2019, 1:oopm PDT/4:00pm EDT to provide up-to-date analysis on the impact of the public charge inadmissibility rule on immigrant survivors. Save the date and register
Our Advisory, “How Will ‘Public Charge’ Policy Changes Impact Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault?” has been revised to reflect the provisions of the final rule. Download the Advisory to learn more about how public charge determinations will be made, which survivors will exempt, and how the rule will impact survivors and their families.