AILA has noted that an advanced copy of the Department of State's final rule to align their public charge standards with those of the Department of Homeland Security has been made available. The interim final rule will be published in the Federal Registrar on October 11, 2019 and will be effective on October 15, 2019. USCIS has also published new editions to many immigration forms which all take effect on October 15, 2019. USCIS will only accept the new editions of these forms if postmarked on or after that date. If you do not file your case before October 13, 2019 then it is important to make sure that you are using the most updated forms – a failure to do so will likely result in a rejection or a denial based on incorrect form submission. AILA has filed suit against USCIS in order to try and maximize a smooth transition over to the new forms however the result of the suit is to be determined. So to date, the new form editions must be filed on the effective date.