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Under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the rule comes into effect when individuals applying for admission to the U.S or, if they were already in the country, applied for an adjustment of status (e.i. green card, etc.)

Public Charge Rule Explained

Children who are applying for a green card are subject to the rule. So are some benefits like SSI, Safety Net Assistance, cash programs and Medicaid institutionalization

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Senate Parliamentarian Rules Out Immigrant Legalization in Budget

Plus: Biden order allows sanctions on Ethiopian and Eritrean governments, White House promotes benefits of legalizing immigrants

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De Blasio Suggests He Doesn’t Support Voting for Legal Permanent Residents

Plus: What is ICE's alternatives to detention program, and undocumented immigrants excluded from Hurricane Ida aide