Apparently, a proposal for changes to the rules for Homeland Security regarding the qualifications for entry to this country has been open since 10.10.’18 and the closing date for comments and recommendations is fast approaching. I am currently reviewing the document.
” The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to prescribe how it determines whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) because he or she is likely at any time to become a public charge. Aliens who seek adjustment of status or a visa, or who are applicants for admission, must establish that they are not likely at any time to become a public charge, unless Congress has expressly exempted them from this ground of inadmissibility or has otherwise permitted them to seek a waiver of inadmissibility. Moreover, DHS proposes to require all aliens seeking an extension of stay or change of status to demonstrate that they have not received, are not currently receiving, nor are likely to receive, public benefits as defined in the proposed rule. “https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/10/2018-21106/inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds
The deadline for comments and suggestions is
December 10, 2018. Details on how to comment are on the Federal Register site. The driving issue is that Homeland Security is asking for pre-qualifying condition that affirms applicants to immigrate will not be seeking “public assistance” in the forms of food-stamps, medical coverage, subsidized housing and so forth.
Please speak up; comment on the Federal Register webite, call your Congressmen and Senators and register your opinion and call the White House.
The Federal Register site: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/10/2018-21106/inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds