US Citizenship Rule Changes

Proposed US Citizenship and Immigration Services rule changes

Department of Homeland Security seeks to better ensure that applicants for admission to the United States and applicants for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident who are subject to the public charge ground of inadmissibility are self-sufficient, i.e., do not depend on public resources to meet their needs, but rather rely on their own capabilities and the resources of their family, sponsor, and private organizations.

Protect your privacy when submitting comments online.

Instructions per the Department of Homeland Security:

"If you submit a comment, you must include the agency name and the DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012 for this rulemaking. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public.
You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary public comment submission you make to DHS."

The deadline to submit a comment on the proposed
rule changes is Monday, December 10, 2018.


Submit comments online at:

You may also send a hard copy letter to:
Department of Homeland Security
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20529-2140
Attention: Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Reference --DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012

Make sure you included all the info above when sending via USPS.
Written correspondence sent through US Postal Service needs to be postmarked by the deadline of Monday, December 10, 2018.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to prescribe how it determines whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) because he or she is likely at any time to become a public charge. Aliens who seek adjustment of status or a visa, or who are applicants for admission, must establish that they are not likely at any time to become a public charge, unless Congress has expressly exempted them from this ground of inadmissibility or has otherwise permitted them to seek a waiver of inadmissibility. Moreover, DHS proposes to require all aliens seeking an extension of stay or change of status to demonstrate that they have not received, are not currently receiving, nor are likely to receive, public benefits as defined in the proposed rule.

Get to Docket USCIS-2010-0012 by clicking here.

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