Supreme Court temporarily clears "Public Charge" regulation

Update (01/31/20): the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the DHS public charge rule to take effect nationwide while lawsuits continue (except for Illinois, where the rule remains blocked by a statewide injunction). Per USCIS, the final rule will only apply to applications submitted on or after February 24, 2020. Medicaid, SNAP (“Food Stamps”), HUD public housing, and “Section 8” housing benefits received before February 24, 2020 will not be considered in the public charge determination.

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