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USCIS Policy Alert: Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

December 19, 2022 (1 min read)

USCIS, Dec. 19, 2022

"[T]his guidance, contained in Volume 8 of the Policy Manual, will be implemented beginning on December 23, 2022, and applies prospectively to applications for adjustment of status postmarked (or submitted electronically, if applicable) on or after that date. On that date, the final rule and this policy update will supersede the public charge inadmissibility guidance found in the 1999 Interim Field Guidance and any related guidance addressing public charge inadmissibility. For applications postmarked (or submitted electronically, if applicable) before December 23, 2022, USCIS will continue to apply the public charge ground of inadmissibility consistent with the statute and the 1999 Interim Field Guidance."