In August 2019, the Trump Administration finalized a draconian version of what is known as the “public charge” rule, requiring “self-sufficiency” and making it much harder for low-income immigrants to obtain permanent residence. Moreover, the rule change created bureaucratic headaches, as all applicants were required to complete the “declaration of self-sufficiency,” a nightmarish, 18-page personal financial history known as Form I-944. After several successful legal challenges and President’s Biden decision to vacate and remove the amped-up public charge rule, USCIS has reverted to applying an earlier version and has removed the requirement for a declaration of self-sufficiency (Form I-944) altogether.  USCIS will not apply the 2019 version of the public rule to any case adjudicated on or after March 9, 2021, regardless of when the case was filed.