On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the Final Public Charge Rule. This new rule expands the types of public benefits that will be considered for a public charge determination. The new rule will go in effect on Oct. 15, 2019.
To ensure staff and patients have accurate information we have worked with Legal to create these Frequently Asked Questions and list of resources. Each immigration case is different and we encourage our patients to speak with immigration attorneys to determine how the new rule change will affect their particular case.