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Department of Homeland Security Rescinds Public Charge Rule

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The Department of Homeland Security has formally rescinded the public charge rule issued by the Trump administration. The rule had allowed immigration officials to consider legal immigrants’ use of federal nutrition, housing, and health programs — including Medicaid — in their applications for residency.  

Last month, the Biden administration issued an executive order focused on immigration policy that included instructions for federal agencies to review actions implementing the rule.