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Public Charge Rule – 12-23-2022

On Dec. 23, 2022, the new Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility final rule went into effect. The final rule will apply to adjustment of status applications postmarked (or electronically submitted, if applicable) on or after Dec. 23.

To provide clarity and help answer questions, visit the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services Public Charge Resources website here-> Resource Page, to learn more.

Understanding the public charge rule

Public Charge Guide

Guía de Carga Pública

Hướng Dẫn Gánh Nặng Xã Hội (Vietnamese)

公共负担指南 (Chinese)

Public charge rule flyers

Public Charge Flyer

Public Charge Flyer (Spanish)

Public Charge Flyer (Simplified Chinese)

Public Charge Flyer (Vietnamese)


NM Legal Aid

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

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