What Is the ‘Public Charge’ Rule?


Sep 20, 2018

The “public charge” rule is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal that would reduce the number of people who are eligible for green cards and temporary visas, by redefining what makes someone dependent on government benefits — or likely to use such benefits in the future. If enacted, this policy could also affect some people who already have green cards.


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