I-944 Changes

USCIS has released the following information re: suspending the public benefit condition imposed with the filing of Form I-944, Declaration of Self Sufficiency.

“On July 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) in State of New York, et al. v. DHS, et al. and Make the Road NY et al. v. Cuccinelli, et al. enjoined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak…Beginning on July 29, 2020 USCIS will apply the 1999 public charge guidance that was in place before the Public Charge Rule was implemented on Feb. 24, 2020; in other words, the public benefit condition will not be applied.”

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