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Implementation of Updated USCIS Forms Enjoined by Federal Court

As an update to our prior blog post, on Friday, October 11, 2019, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from implementing the Public Charge Final Rule, which was set to go into effect on October 15, 2019. Included in this decision was a specific nationwide injunction preventing DHS from requiring the use of new or updated forms which were required under the Final Rule.

The revised USCIS forms listed in our prior blog post are not in use at this time, and the previous versions of those forms are still valid.  USCIS will accept the previous versions of the forms until further notification of a case decision or the injunction is lifted. As a result, there will be no delays in case processing, as there will be no need to transition cases that are in preparation to new versions of these forms.

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Danielle A. Porter

Practice Group Associate

Danielle A. Porter is an attorney in the Mintz Immigration Practice. Danielle provides immigration advice and legal strategy to corporate human resources and global mobility teams in a variety of sectors, including information technology, management consulting, and financial services.