This advisory seeks to provide practitioners with current information about the status of public charge. This information is current as of December 2018.

On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule related to public charge in the Federal Register. The proposed rule is not current law. No new regulation has been implemented and any change will require a lengthy process. We expect it to be months before publication of a final rule in the Federal Register. Even after publication, legal challenges could delay implementation. Please continue to visit the ILRC’s Public Charge page for updated information.