- Dept. of Homeland Security final rule: A federal court enjoined the final rule from taking effect (it was scheduled to go into effect on 10/15/19). The injunction will remain in place until the entire case is heard, unless the government appeals the injunction and it is overturned.
- Dept of State interim final rule: DOS published an interim final rule in October 2019 to mirror the enjoined DHS regulation. The regulation was scheduled to go into effect on October 15, 2019, but implementation has been partially delayed. DOS is accepting public comments until November 12, 2019. DOS plan to issue a new form (Public Charge Questionnaire), but it is not anticipated it will go into effect until 2020.
- Presidential Proclamation on Health Insurance: The October 4, 2019 proclamation states that immigrant visa applicants will be denied entry to the US unless they can show that they either have or can get approved health insurance within 30 days of admission or they have enough resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs. The date of implementation of this proclamation is November 3, 2019, although there will likely be litigation.
For more detail, see CLINIC’s analysis