Trump rule counted use of housing vouchers, food stamps and Medicaid against immigrants applying for green cards
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Move comes as Biden scraps rule, ends need for affidavit of support for sponsors of immigrants.
Amid ongoing DHS review, reverts to policy in place before Trumpâ€™s 2019 rule.
Rule hits immigrants using benefits like Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers.
Chicago courtâ€™s ruling striking down new Trump rule applies nationwide.
USCIS will reject applications without evidence of self-sufficiency after Oct. 13.
â€˜Rule discourages immigrants from seeking public assistance during covid pandemic.â€™
The rule, which was announced last Monday, will go into go into effect on October 15.
The new regulation may not impact applicants in the employment-based immigration category, but it is going to increase processing time.