Public Charge rule withdrawn

On March 9, 2021, consistent with President Biden’s Executive Order, the Department of Justice successfully moved various courts to dismiss all pending appeals defending the new “Public Charge” rule instituted by the former administration. As a result, USCIS announced it would immediately stop applying the Public Charge Final Rule to all pending applications and petitions that would have been subject to the rule.  Indeed, Form I-944 has been withdrawn from the USCIS website.

This is great news for all applicants for legal residency as it will be easier to apply and obtain one’s legal residency.