Biden administration stops enforcing Trump-era “public charge
The Biden management ended the attempt
Started in 2019 to bar migrant,
By way of a, “Wealth test” known as the public charge rule.
Those seeking lawful permanent lokal,
and migrant and civil rights groups.
The news was met with relief,
And welcome by those seeking lawful permanent address,
And migrant and civil rights groups,
Including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA.)
AILA had joined litigation against the USCIS Policy
Manual Form changes implementing the public charge rule,
Which contained a complex and contradictory,
Set of rules and invasive information,
Disclosures designed to prevent migrant from becoming lawful permanent residents.
The law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (“Morgan Lewis”)
Served as pro bono co-counsel on that lawsuit.
Jesse Bless, Director of Federal Litigation for AILA stated,
“In my private life as an attorney I have seen,
The anxiety and severe fear that the public charge rule,
Has caused to many families.
In my role at AILA,
It instilled in brilliant attorneys struggling to advise their clients regarding the public charge rule and its implications.
I am grateful for everyone who collectively fought to see the battle against this unjust rule through to victory.”
Past AILA president and partner at Morgan Lewis,
The public charge regulation caused migrant
Of all statuses to forego health care and vital economic support
Out of fear of jeopardizing their ability to apply for lawful permanent status.
It is an immense relief that the Biden administration has seen the harm done and stopped fighting this irrational battle.”