Immigration Law

'Public Charge' FAM Change Triggers Consular Abuse of 212(a)(4)

According to FY2018 DOS statistics, "DOS rejected 13,450 applications for immigrant visas in FY2018 based on a determination that the applicant could become a "public charge," a 316 percent increase from FY2017 when it denied 3,237 applications for the same reason." (Quoting AILA InfoNet, AILA Doc. No. 19030640, February 26, 2019.)

A recent (Apr. 15, 2019) Reuters news story on point is here.

Links to federal district court litigation (Baltimore v. Trump, DC MD No. 18-cv-3636 (ELH)) are here and below: