After Trump's racist attempt to steal the 2020 presidential election by throwing out millions of votes by nonwhite US citizens, in accordance with the white supremacist Republican 'Southern Strategy" of the psst half century finally fails,


inciming President Joe Biden will have the task of undoing Trump's and Stephen Miller's massive assault on civil and human rights of nonwhite immigrants. The list of Trump's anti-immigrant human rights violations - which could well amount a Crime Against Humanity, is long. To give only the latest example,.a federal court has just issued an injunction against Trump's inhuman policy of expelling thousands of unaccompanied children at the US border.

But none of Trump's and Miller's assaults on immigrant human rights - whether trying to cancel DACA and TPS - the Muslim Ban, the border Wall, family separation, or many other attacks on the human dignity and civil rights of nonwhite immigrants, is intendec to be as drastic and far reaching as USCIS Form I-944, which implements Trump's racist, greatly expanded Public Charge rule (which has a 200 -year history of anti-immigrant bigotry even it its earlier, more limited , versions)..

The almost comical irrationality and bias of the new I-944 from - with the Orwellian title "Declaration of Self-Sufficiency" is simply mind-boggling. Among other things, the Form asks for official IRS transcripts of an I-495 adjustment of status (green card) applicant's latest income tax return (and those of every member of his or her household. Plain copies of the the returns will not be accepted.

Unless the applicant already has an approved I-140 petition, The applicant must furnish copies of all high school and college diplomas or transcripts of all institutions attended .In the case of foreign schools or colleges, an academic evaluation must be provided. This puts a huge burden on the applicant, especially school offices inside and outside the US are closed for Covid-19.

The applicant and ever household member must also provide a credit score with complete credit report. Any failure to provide the above and many other totally unnecessary and irrelevant items listed in the form could lead to rejection of the entire I-485 application, or even denial.

The only purpose of this pernicious I-044 form is to delay applicants from applying for green cards for as long as possible, or even discourage them from applying entirely. What can President -Elect Biden do to eliminate this malicious form, and the equally malicious expanded Public Charge rule on which it is based, as soon as possible after taking office (assuming that Trump's fraudulent, racist, attempt to overturn the 2020 election by throwing out thousands, or millions, of ballots from mainly nonwhite US voters in large urban ares and extinguish US democracy itself fails)?

This will be discussed in Part 2 of this 2-part series.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law