|Live Event Date: 01/05/2023|
|Web Seminar||90 min.||No|
On December 23, 2022, USCIS’s new rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility became effective. The rule provides clarity for immigrants and their counsel in determining which public benefits will, and will not, subject an applicant to a public charge determination. Please join our expert panelists for a discussion that will provide insights into the background and substance of the rule as well as its effect on pending and future immigrant visa applications.
- Overview of the 2019 public charge final rule
- Key differences between the current 2022 final rule, the most recently used 1999 interim field guidance, and the 2019 public charge rule
- What benefits will affect immigrant visa eligibility? The totality of circumstances test
- State benefits and the public charge rule
- Exemptions, waivers, and bonds
- Changes to Form I-485 and the USCIS Policy Manual
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Jeremy A. Weber (DL), AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
Charles Wheeler, AILA Author, Public Charge and Affidavits of Support: A Practitioner’s Guide, 2nd ed., Immigration Law and the Family, 6th ed., Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner’s Guide, 3rd ed., AILA’s Focus on the Child Status Protection Act, 3rd ed., Oakland, CA
Dagmar Butte, AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Portland, OR
Youngwook “Christian” Park, AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Reston, VA
Sonya Schwartz, Administrative and Regulatory Policy Attorney, Protecting Immigrant Families, Washington, DC