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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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REAL ID: Appointment Requirements, Cost, and How to Get One

A REAL ID is a federally compliant DMV issued driver's license, learner permit or non-driver ID that will be required after May 2023 to board domestic flights or enter federal buildings. Here is information regarding what it is, how to make appointments, it's requirements. and how to get it.

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Migrant Children Still Stuck in Temporary Shelters for Months

Plus: Asylum seekers report 'horrible' conditions at immigration jail, undocumented crime victims get second chance at work permits.

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Chaotic Reopening of Immigration Courts Make New York Immigrants Fear Deportations

All hearings were cancelled when two of New York’s immigration courts closed due to the pandemic. Now, they’re reopening and advocates worry notices about the new hearings are not reaching immigrants in legal proceedings.