Three federal judges – New York, California, and Washington – have filed injunctions to prevent the Public Charge Rule from going into effect on October 15th. The injunction prevents USCIS from implementing its public charge rule until the court has decided the case on the merits. In addition, the court specifically enjoined the government from implementing the use of any new or updated forms whose submission would be required under the Final Rule, including the Form I-129, Form I-485, Form I-539, Form I-864, Form I-864 EZ, Form I-944, and Form I-945.
While things remain unclear, we are following the situation carefully and will continue assessing the impact to our current clients.
For more information see the CNN article, read the orders, listen to the NPR report, and/or read the New York Times article.