The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule which clarifies how the DHS will administer the public charge ground of inadmissibility against a noncitizen. This rule restores the historical understanding of a ‘public charge’ that had been in place for decades, until the Trump Administration changed the interpretation of the rule.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “This action ensures fair and humane treatment of legal immigrants and their U.S. citizen family members,”. He also stated, “Consistent with America’s bedrock values, we will not penalize individuals for choosing to access the health benefits and other supplemental government services available to them.”
For further details please review the USCIS News Alert, “DHS Publishes Fair and Humane Public Charge Rule“.
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 9/8/22, News Release: