U.S. Department of Homeland Security Publishes Final Rule Regarding Public Charge Inadmissibility

Self-sufficiency has long been a basic principle of U.S. immigration law. Since the 1800s, Congress has put into statute that individuals are inadmissible to the United States if they are unable to care for themselves without becoming public charges. Since 1996, federal laws have stated that aliens generally must be self-sufficient. This final rule provides guidance on how to determine if someone applying for admission or adjustment of status is…