Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds
DHS Secretary Mayorkas officially announced that the government will no longer defend the 2019 public charge rule as doing so is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources. President Biden’s Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans called for an immediate review of agency actions on public charge inadmissibility and deportability. DHS’s review, in consultation with the DOJ, State Dept., and the federal benefits-granting agencies, is ongoing. The DOJ is no longer pursing appellate review of judicial decisions invalidating or enjoining enforcement of the 2019 public charge rule.