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

April 16, 2019 (1 min read)

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: