USCIS Policy Alert: Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

Published by on December 20, 2022

The new rule goes into effect on December 23, 2022.

On Dec. 23, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility final rule will go into effect. This final rule, which was previously announced, provides clarity and consistency for noncitizens on how DHS will administer the public charge ground of inadmissibility. This final rule restores the historical understanding of a “public charge” that had been in place for decades before the previous administration began to consider supplemental public health benefits such as Medicaid and nutritional assistance as part of the public charge inadmissibility determination.

For more information, please refer to the attached USCIS Policy Alert and contact our office.