Public Charge Rule: Considerations for HIV and Hepatitis Programs

The “public charge” policy has been part of federal immigration law for decades. However, recent changes to the public charge policy for immigrants applying for status inside the U.S. would expand the scope of what is considered in a public charge determination.

This fact sheet explains a recently finalized U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rule, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” and considerations for people living with HIV. USCIS will begin implementation of the new rule on February 24, 2020. For questions, please contact Dori Molozanov.

Public Charge Rule: Considerations for HIV and Hepatitis Programs