On August 12, 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), published an advance copy of the final rule on inadmissibility on public charge grounds. The final rule will be effective 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. According to the notice, applications and petitions already pending with USCIS on the effective date of the rule will not be subject to the new rule. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2019. This Legal Update provides background on and details of the rule and notes its potential impact and likely response to the rule. Continue reading here.