DHS Withdrew the "Affidavit of Support" Proposed Rule
Consistent with the current administration's Executive Order (EO) 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration System and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans, DHS decided to withdraw the “Affidavit of Support” proposed rule. The agency demonstrated its commitment to reduce barriers within the legal immigration system that increase burdens on American families who are willing to sponsor individuals to immigrate to the U.S.
The proposed rule was introduced on October 2, 2020 under the Trump Administration. Such rule would have increased the evidentiary requirements for U.S Citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents who are sponsoring foreign individuals. Indeed, the rule required production of tax returns, banking information and credit reports of the sponsoring individuals/families. Such requirements would have placed new, costly burdens, estimated at $2.4 billion over the next ten years.
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DHS Withdraws ‘Affidavit of Support’ Proposed Rule