USCIS Implementation of public charge rule to start February 24, 2020 after Supreme Court Lifts Injunctions

US Citizenship and Immigration Services, in the wake of the January 27 US Supreme Court decision lifting the injunction against the administration’s implementation of its Public Charge Rule, has announced that it will begin implementing the rule on February 24.  USCIS has published new versions of several major, commonly used forms (including among others the I-129 used for many employment-based visas, the I-485 used for adjustment of status, and the I-864 Affidavit of Support) asking for substantially more personal financial information.


It isn’t yet clear whether these forms are identical to the revised forms released just before the original planned implementation of the public charge rule last October.


Only the new forms – and compliance with the new rule – will be accepted for cases received by USCIS for filing on February 24 and later.  The current forms (and rules) still apply for cases received by February 23.