On January 27, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued an order staying the preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The ruling will permit the Department of Homeland Security to implement its Public Charge Final Rule.
The Supreme Court’s stay is subject to the disposition of the Federal Government’s appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. If the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rules against the Government, the Government will likely petition for a writ of certiorari. If that writ is denied, the Supreme Court’s stay shall terminate automatically.
As of the writing of this post, U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not offered guidance on when this policy will become effective, but it could be any time now. This rule will potentially have a dramatic impact upon families filing for family-based immigration benefits. This includes spouses, children, parents, and siblings of US citizens.
Immigrant families need to be prepared for this new rule. If you or your family member needs assistance with obtaining a green card, it has never been more necessary to seek the guidance of an experienced immigration attorney. The application of immigration law can be confusing and sometimes inconsistent. This makes it difficult to navigate. Our firm is happy to speak with you about your options.
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