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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AA22 Publication ID: Spring 2006 
Title: Inadmissibility and Deportability on Public Charge Grounds 
Abstract: This rule amends Department regulations to establish clear standards governing a determination that an alien is admissible or ineligible to adjust status, or has become deportable, on public charge grounds. This rule is necessary to alleviate growing public confusion over the meaning of the currently undefined term public charge in immigration law and its relationship to the receipt of Federal, State, or local public benefits. By defining public charge, DHS seeks to reduce the existing confusion and to provide aliens with better guidance as to the types of public benefits that will and will not be considered in public charge determinations. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 212    8 CFR 237   
Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101    8 USC 1102    8 USC 1103    8 USC 1182    8 USC 1183    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/26/1999  64 FR 28676   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/26/1999    
Final Action  12/00/2006    
Additional Information: CIS No. 1989-99 Transferred from RIN 1115-AF45
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Alice Smith
Office of the Chief Counsel
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Room 6100, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-1400
Fax:202 272-1405