Most entries below contain actual legal discussions of events directly related to Filipinos in or immigrating to the United States.
Remember- These writings are provided for general information only and do not constitute legal advice, nor do they create any attorney-client relationship. Each person's needs and requirements are different and require a personal evaluation to determine the proper legal course of action.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Public Charge Rule Effective Date

Rule only applies to applications postmarked AFTER October 14, 2019. 


If you are in the U.S. and have delayed filing for Permanent Residence, file quickly!

Applications for Permanent Residence (“Adjustment of Status”) postmarked on or before October 14, 2019, will be decided under the old rules and using the old Affidavit of Support (I-864).  Unless a U.S. court orders implementation of the rule to be delayed, any applications filed after October 14th will be subject to the new rules, new difficult forms and new legal requirements.

Despite all the government press releases and talking points, this Rule is not about punishing immigrants who have or will receive public benefits.  This is the U.S. government trying to limit immigrants to those who are of working age and are likely to be able to support themselves without assistance from their families. There will be much written elsewhere about the purpose of this rule, but expect the rule to make it very difficult for U.S. Citizens to bring their parents to the United States.