Employment-Based Immigrants Not Likely to Be Flagged as Public Charges

​Employment-based immigrants to the U.S. are unlikely to be negatively impacted by the Trump administration’s controversial “public charge” rule, other than being subject to additional information collection and paperwork. The regulation went into effect Feb. 24, and multiple lawsuits against it have been filed.The updated rule, meant to screen out permanent residence applicants deemed at risk of becoming dependent on government benefits (referred to as being a public charge), exp