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The new “public charge” rule went into effect on February 24, 2020. But many immigrants will not be impacted by these changes. Talk to a qualified immigration attorney to see if these changes may or may not affect you.
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.
Noncitizens who use or possess marijuana, or work in the cannabis industry, could face serious immigration consequences.