Nationwide Public Charge Regulation for All Outstanding Green Cards

The Public Charge regulation, finalized last year, makes it highly unlikely that an immigrant will be approved for a Green Card if they have used, or are expected to use, public benefits. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the regulation, leading to a “litigation roller coaster” of conflicting decisions. As of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, the Public Charge rule IS in effect throughout the country. The Public Charge regulations will be applied to all applications submitted on or after Feb. 24, 2020.