What is public charge and how will the new rule affect me?

Are you applying for a US visa, an extension to a visa, a green card, or change of status? This page will help you understand the new public charge rule. It will tell you what has changed and how that change may affect you.

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On August 12, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is making a new rule. The rule was published on August 14.

Ce qui arrive ensuite?

The new rule is due to become law on October 15th, 2019. However the rule is being challenged. Many states and the District of Colombia have already filed lawsuits against the US government to block the new rule. The states say the rule is unlawful and unfair. We will update this page if there is more news about the lawsuits or any other news.

The rule will not apply to applications received before October 15. If you are planning to apply for an extension to a visa, a green card, or change of status, your application will not be affected if you make sure it is received by USCIS by October 15.

Who or what is a public charge?

Many people in the USA get help from the government for basic needs. Public charge is the term used for a person who is receiving government help, which is sometimes calledpublic benefits.

What are public benefits?

Avantages pour le public are money and other help that is paid for using US taxes, or public money. These benefits can take many different forms. A public benefit can mean cash for low-income families. But it can also mean benefits that are not cash. Public benefits include SNAP (bons d’alimentation), housing vouchers or other housing assistance, and healthcare paid for by the government, such as Medicaid. They may cover long-term care, for example in a home for disabled or elderly people.

En quoi consiste “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” moyenne?

Inadmissibility means not allowed. Grounds are reasons for something. So “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” means a person may not be allowed to come to the USA if there is reason to believe he or she will rely on public benefits. It also means people already in the USA may be denied a change of status, a green card, or an extension to their visa if they receive or have received public benefits or if officials think they will receive them in the future.

How has this changed with the new rule?

Dans le passé, “public charge inadmissibility” was based on cash benefits. Maintenant, inadmissibility will be based on non-cash public benefits, trop, such as food stamps and other benefits listed above.

Some public benefits will pas be included in the new rule: par exemple, school lunches, children’s health insurance, Headstart, emergency medical care and disaster relief will pas be included. You can read more details in this summary from CLINIC. Vous pouvez également lire informations de l’USCIS sur le nouveaux changements.

Are any benefits allowed before a person is considered a public charge?

Some amount of public benefits are allowed. But you cannot receive more than 12 months total benefits in a 36-month period. Each benefit counts separately. So if you receive rental assistance as well as food stamps in the same month, that counts as two months of benefits.

What else affects the decision about whether someone is or will be a public charge?

DHS officers can look at other facts to decide (make a determination) concernant votre cas. Agents doivent tenir compte de votre santé et votre âge. Ils regardent également votre formation et votre revenu. Si vous avez une assurance maladie privée, qui ne comptent pas en votre faveur. Si vous êtes au chômage, qui comptera contre vous.

Les candidats pour une changement de statut vous demandera de faire une déclaration d’autonomie (Formulaire I-944). Ce formulaire indique le demandeur peut prendre en charge lui-même ou elle-même sans bénéfices publics.

Qui est la nouvelle règle s’applique à?

La nouvelle règle s’applique aux citoyens non américains qui demandent à venir aux Etats-Unis. Il comprend également les gens déjà aux Etats-Unis, qui demandent à changer de statut ou de prolonger leur séjour. Elle peut s’appliquer à vous, si vous n’apparaissent pas sur les avantages de quelqu'un d’autre, même, vous n’obtenez pas profite directement vous-même.

Qui fait la règle pas s’appliquent aux?

La règle ne s’applique pas aux citoyens américains ou résidents permanents légaux (détenteurs de carte verte). Il ne s’applique pas aux réfugiés, aux bénéficiaires de l’asile, et afghans et irakiens avec les visas d’immigrant spécial.

La règle ne s’applique pas si votre demande est reçue par l’USCIS avant octobre 15, 2019.

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