ABSTRACT

DHS Final Rule on Public Charge: Overview and Considerations for Congress [Updated February 3, 2020]   [open pdf - 652KB]

From the Document: "On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule that contains new regulations interpreting the public charge ground of inadmissibility in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The regulations make it more likely that non-U.S. nationals (aliens) will not qualify to become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) due to their potential future use of public benefits. [...] This Legal Sidebar addresses legal aspects of the new public charge rule--specifically, how it changes the criteria for public charge determinations and, to a lesser extent, the ongoing litigation concerning the rule's legality. The Sidebar does not focus on the policy arguments for and against the rule."

Report Number:
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10341
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Date:
2020-02-03
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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