Public Charge updates, information and resources
- The new rule interprets a provision of the Immigration and National Act pertaining to inadmissibility.
- The inadmissibility ground at issue states that a person is inadmissible if they are likely to become a public charge.
- This law only applies to individuals seeking admission into the United States or applying for adjustment of status.
- This law does not apply to designated humanitarian-based immigration programs for refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant Juveniles, certain traficking victims, victims of qualifying criminal activity, or victims of domestic violence.
- Public charge and this rule do not apply in the naturalization process.
What is Public Charge? 1 page fact sheet in English, Arabic, Aermenian, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese (Health Consumer Alliance)
Updated: Public Charge: Getting the help you need and how do the changes affect you (Protecting Immigrant Families- August 2019)
How to Talk About Public Charge with Immigrants & Their Families (National Immigration Law Center)
Core messages about Public Charge (Protecting Immigrant Families)
An overview of Public Charge (The ILRC)
Public Charge 101 Webinar (Protecting Immigrant Families)