State of “Public Charge” | What You Need to Know

In deciding whether to grant some applicants a green card or a visa, an immigration officer must decide whether that person is likely to become dependent on certain government benefits in the future, which would make them a “public charge.” It is not a test that applies to everyone, not even to all those applying for green cards. In September, the Biden administration announced a new public charge rule that is set to go into effect at the end of this year. This webinar explored the current state of public charge policy and the main takeaways about how these policies may or may not impact you and your family.