Supreme Court

2020 Public Charge Rules

2020 Changes
On August 14, 2019, the U.S. government published a new rule which changed the criteria used in determining whether an individual is “likely to become a public charge.”  That rule was delayed in its implementation due to challenges filed in numerous court cases, but in January 2020, the Supreme Court lifted the injunction and the changes were permitted to go into effect, effective February 24, 2020.