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Public Charge in New York State

 
pngkit_usa-flag-clip-art_996411-removebg-previewA person can be labeled as a “public charge” if they use some government benefits and plan to apply for a green card. This can affect your immigration status. Not all government programs affect your immigration status. Changes have been applied with some frequency in the last months. Please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures for updates. The rule went into full application on February 24, 2020. According to the rule, applications for some types of visas and green cards that not adhere to the rule will be rejected.
 
For information about how you can be impacted by the rule, call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 from Monday to Friday 9am-6pm.
 
Please remember, not all government programs are part of the “public charge” rule.
 

Update: The following order has been reversed and the public charge is applying–>Pursuant to the district court’s COVID-19–related injunction, the Department of Homeland Security is blocked from applying the public charge rule nationwide to applications and petitions for adjustment of status, extension or change of immigration status adjudicated on or after July 29, 2020, and through any period of a declared COVID-19 national health emergency. For questions about your situation, please contact ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and say “public charge” to access timely and trusted information and connections to City-funded, free and safe immigration legal help.

 
La nueva ley de “carga pública”aplica a las personas que usan algunos beneficios o programas del gobierno y que desean aplicar a residencia americana. Esto puede afectar el proceso de inmigración.
 

La siguiente orden ha sido revertida y la carga publica si aplica: De conformidad con la orden judicial relacionada con COVID-19 de la corte de distrito, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional no puede aplicar la regla de carga pública en todo el país a las solicitudes y peticiones de ajuste de estatus, extensión o cambio de estatus migratorio adjudicado en o después del 29 de julio de 2020 y durante cualquier período de una emergencia sanitaria nacional declarada por COVID-19. Si tiene preguntas sobre su situación, comuníquese con la línea directa de ActionNYC al 1-800-354-0365, de lunes a viernes de 9 am a 6 pm, y diga “carga pública” para acceder a información y conexiones confiables y oportunas, y ayuda legal de inmigración segura.