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How a New Law Makes It Harder to Get a Green Card

Your Concerns Are Our Concerns

The American Dream is jeopardized by a controversial new law designed to increase barriers of obtaining a visa and green card. Your access to permanent residency is at stake with this final rule, and our advocates at Appel & Morse do not take this lightly.

This “public charge” policy examines applicants’ health, educational level, financial stability and English proficiency, among others, to determine whether or not they can be granted permanent legal residency. The term “public charge” defines anyone who relies on public assistance such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing assistance. Low-income immigrants are especially at risk.

This rule is aggressive, but so are we.

Our team is well-versed in complicated immigration issues. Let us help you:

  • Navigate the process of applying for a visa, including completing forms, inter-country adoptions, intra-company employee transfers, and more
  • Accompany your naturalization and citizenship process, as we know the complexities of completing the process
  • File, extend, or change the status of your non-immigrant visa
  • Remain in the country if you’re facing deportation

Essentially, this regulation aims to invite immigrants who are self-sufficient and rely on their own capabilities and the resources of family members, sponsors, and private organizations rather than on public resources, according to the USCIS. Those who are unable to do so are excluded from the country.

Our compassionate immigration lawyers at Appel & Morse prioritize your success. With over 40 years of combined legal experience, we are equipped to apply the knowledge and advocacy needed to produce successful results. Your concerns matter despite what challenges may arise because we genuinely care for you.

If you believe this rule may hinder your access to a visa or green card, contact us to secure a team of caring, knowledgeable lawyers. We have your back.