Last week, the Department of Homeland Security published on its website a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.” The proposal defines “public charge” for purposes of a provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act that makes applicants ineligible for a visa or green card if they are likely to become dependent on government assistance. The proposal would broaden the types of public benefits DHS may consider in determining whether an applicant is likely to become a public charge.

BAL has produced a FAQ that answers questions regarding this proposed regulation. Read the FAQ here.

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