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New Public Charge Form I-944 Declaration of Self-Sufficiency Explained by Immigration Lawyer | Part 2

Andrea I. Scheer, an immigration attorney with the law firm Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, discussed last week part 1 of the new public charge rule that went into effect on February 24, 2020; and who it affects. In today’s edition of LIVE with PPID, Ms. Scheer discusses Form I-944, the Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, which must Read More

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What is the New Public Charge Rule and Who Does It Affect? | Part 1

Andrea I. Scheer, an immigration attorney with the law firm Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, discusses part 1 of the new public charge rule that went into effect on February 24, 2020; and who it affects in today’s edition of LIVE with PPID. In next week’s edition, Ms. Scheer will discuss Form I-944, the declaration Read More

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You Lost Your Job While on a Work Visa Due to COVID-19. Now What?

Alexandra Bondikov, business immigration attorney at PPID, went LIVE to discuss 3 top asked questions the firm is receiving from people in the U.S. that are on nonimmigrant work visas such as: E, H-1B, O, TN and many others.  If you lost your job or are in fear of losing your job due to the Read More

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Unemployment Benefits Are Not A Public Benefit Regardless of Coronavirus COVID-19

PPID would like to take this time to thank you for your loyalty and continued support during this most difficult time. Sadly, we are aware that as a direct result of COVID-19, many people have lost their jobs and are struggling financially to make ends meet. Indeed, many of our existing clients have called and Read More

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USCIS ANNOUNCES PUBLIC CHARGE RULE IMPLEMENTATION FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT STAY OF NATIONWIDE INJUNCTIONS

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Under the Final Rule, USCIS will look at the factors required under Read More

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Federal Judge Blocks Public Charge Rule

U.S. District Court judges have blocked the public charge rule that was planned to go into effect on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Had it gone into effect, this rule would have drastically expanded the definition of a public charge, thus increasing the number of people who would be denied immigrant visas.  As a result of the Read More

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USCIS ANNOUNCES FINAL RULE ENFORCING LONG-STANDING PUBLIC CHARGE INADMISSIBILITY LAW

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that clearly defines long-standing law to better ensure that aliens seeking to enter and remain in the United States — either temporarily or permanently — are self-sufficient and rely on their own capabilities and the resources of family members, sponsors, and private organizations rather than Read More

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DHS Proposes Change to “Public Charge” Rule

On October 10, 2018, the Trump administration published its proposed changes to the public charge rule in order to ensure that those admitted as immigrants and temporary visa holders are more likely to be self-sufficient, and not a public charge (someone who is likely to be primarily dependent on the government for survival).  The proposed Read More

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