Do special education programs taken by a child subject parents to the public charge rules for the green card?
My son is born here and is a US citizen. We want to enroll him as soon as possible, but we want to know what the impact would be on our green card process. Will his Early On evaluation and the special education program subject my wife and I to the public charge rule?
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The public charge rule has been rescinded.
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I don't practice Immigration Law -- and in fact, I'm shifting your question from Education to Immigration -- but I really don't think that using special education services is the kind of public charge that the immigration rules are designed for. I think you'll be fine having your child in the appropriate program. But wait to hear from an immigration attorney.
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