DHS Announces DOJ Will No Longer Defend the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule – No Need for Form I-944 Public Charge Petitions soon:

  1. In a statement released on March 9, DHS announced: “Following the Seventh Circuit dismissal this afternoon, the final judgment from the Northern District of Illinois, which vacated the 2019 public charge rule, went into effect. As a result, the 1999 interim field guidance on the public charge inadmissibility provision (i.e., the policy that was in place before the 2019 public charge rule) is now in effect.”
  2. Department of Justice will no longer pursue appellate review of judicial decisions invalidating enforcement of the 2019 Public Charge Rule of Trump era.
  3. Once the previously entered judicial invalidation of the 2019 Rule (by Illinois becomes final, the 1999 interim field guidance on the public charge inadmissibility provision (i.e., the policy that was in place before the 2019 Rule) will apply.