Public Charge: Know the facts
**Update as of February 24, 2020**
On January 27th, 2020, the US Supreme Court said that the federal government’s new Public Charge rule is no longer “blocked”, and can go into effect while the lawsuits challenging the new rule work their way through the courts. The new Public Charge rule is in effect starting on February 24, 2020, everywhere in the US. The rule will not be retroactive, so no one will be held to the new rule until after February 24th.