On January 27, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court said the “public charge” rule could go into effect while the case is being decided in court. This means that using some public benefits could affect your application for a Green Card.
This rule is not in effect. On October 11, 2019, a federal judge temporarily blocked the rule from taking effect until the case is decided in court. If it goes into effect, it would mean that using some public benefits could affect your application for a Green Card.
San Francisco – Earlier today, the Trump administration announced that they will move forward with a change to the so-called “Public Charge” rule, which will deny access to residency to immigrants if they receive federal assistance through various programs.