The rule expanded the type of public assistance that would be considered in making a public charge determination. The original version of the final rule was published in August, and had many substantive errors and contradictions. On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a 25-page set of corrections to the new public charge rule. A USCIS spokesman said “a significant majority of corrections were simple typographical errors.” There were corrections to substantive errors as well, including fixing the mistake that made some temporary immigrants eligible for waivers for the public charge rule while other temporary immigrants weren’t. The new rule will take effect on October 15.
– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise
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