- 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 plans to issue a new form (Public Charge Questionnaire), but it is not anticipated to 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 have or can get health insurance within 30 days of admission or they have resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs. The proclamation will go into effect on 11/3/19, though litigation is likely.
For more detail, see CLINIC’s analysis