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Public Charge Rule Permanently Blocked

On March 9, 2021 the Biden Administration decided to stop defending lawsuits challenging the Trump-era public charge regulations. Federal courts reacted immediately, dismissing the government’s appeals. This means that the public charge policy now in place is as it was prior to the Trump administration’s rule change, as outlined in the 1999 Interim Field Guidance. The Protecting Immigrant Families campaign has made an updated fact sheet available here.