DHS Seeks Public Comment – How you can take part!

August 24, 2021 Lotfi Legal

On Monday, August 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published its Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) to solicit data and information from the public which it will use to inform its public charge regulatory proposal.

For background, “under the Immigration and Nationality Act, a noncitizen who is likely to become a public charge is generally inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a lawful permanent resident.” Depending on how the DHS defines “public charge” certain immigrants adjusting status could face potential inadmissibility.

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You can take part by posting a public comment. The public comment period is now open and will be closing on Oct. 22, 2021.