Author: Joel Friedman

Public Charge Rule Halted at Consular Posts

Please see the update on the public charge issue from the U.S. Department of State regarding visa processing at consular posts: On Wednesday, July 29, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoined the Department of State from “enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective” the Department’s October 2019 interim […]

Public Charge Rule Halted During COVID-19 Pandemic for USCIS

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled during the time that the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, USCIS cannot use its more-restrictive public charge rule that requires applicants to prove financial self-sufficiency.  Check back here for further developments as they arise. Please see the statement from USCIS below that the agency intends to follow the […]