Last week, five courts issued injunctions barring the Trump Administration from implementing the controversial public charge rule that would dramatically change the way immigration law operates in the United States. Three of the courts issued nationwide injunctions. One barred USCIS from using forms released at the last minute, and another issued an injunction limited to the West Coast states. USCIS quickly took down the new forms from its web site.
Last week, the State Department released its own public charge rule, which was set to take effect just a week after publication. However, on October 15, a State Department official announced that it will delay implementation of its rule until a new form has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget. In the meantime, the State Department rule is expected to face a legal challenge.