Public Charge Guidance and New Form I-944 Violate Immigration Statute

Khudheyer, et al. v. Cuccinelli, et al.

Briefs, Memos, and Orders Filed with/Issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (from latest to earliest):

  • Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (PDF, filed 7/13/20). “Defendant U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services … went further than the Public Charge Rule. Without opportunity for comment, acknowledgment, or adequate explanation for its actions, USCIS unilaterally and summarily changed the terms of the Public Charge Rule to block applicants who, under the Rule and the INA, merit admission and adjustment of status. USCIS effected these unlawful changes through certain provisions of the USCIS Policy Manual …. USCIS added yet more arbitrary conditions and burdens … in a new application form, Form I-944, entitled ‘Declaration of Self-Sufficiency’ …. This Form requires applicants to collect and submit to USCIS a mountain of unnecessary documents, including information that invades the privacy of third parties and is not required under the INA or the Public Charge Rule.”