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DHS Public Charge Rule Is Now Invalidated
The DHS 'Public Charge Rule' is no longer in effect as of March 9, 2021. This means that adjustment of status applicants (I-485) are no longer required to submit Form I-944 declarations of self-sufficiency and related documentation as of that date. Further, the applicants for nonimmigrant changes of status and extensions of stay are no longer required to respond to questions about their receipt of public benefits.
This change in the Public Charge Rule has been the result of the Biden administration withdrawing its pending government appeals on challenges to the Rule, therefore allowing a lower court order vacating the rule to take effect.
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