Immigrant Visas and Adjustment of StatusA very common question is “Does receiving WIC or Medicaid disqualifies me obtaining permanent residency? No, it does not. The law and the USCIS interpretation of the law is very clear: a person may be considered a “public charge” (and therefore unfit for permanent residency in this country) if the person’s principal source of income is cash public assistance. WIC and Medicaid are not considered cash assistance. A denial of permanent residency based on the belief that the immigrant will become a public charge because of public assistance is so rare that I haven’t seen or heard of one.

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