Immigrant Visa Denials, Based on the Public Charge Inadmissibility Ground, Skyrocket

People “likely to become a public charge” are “inadmissible,” unable to enter the United States to become US permanent residents. Consular officers have been increasingly using the “public charge” inadmissibility ground to squash the hopes of foreign nationals hoping to enter the United States and become US permanent residents. The public charge inadmissibility ground applies […]

Does “Public Charge” Apply to You?

Whether a person is likely to become a public charge is usually considered when someone is trying to become a permanent resident (get a green card). It is also considered when someone applies for certain non-immigrant or other temporary benefits, for example when someone seeks an extension of their non-immigrant status. But there are exceptions. […]