Department of Homeland Security Ends Upcoming Affidavit of Support Rule

In October 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule that certain immigrants are required to submit an Affidavit of Support. The proposed rule seeks to expand evidentiary requirements for those who wish to sponsor an immigrant, including requiring higher income and more proving documents.

On March 19th, 2021, DHS have announced the withdraw of this proposed rule, to remain more in line with the more immigration friendly Biden Administration. DHS cited the increased financial burden and barriers as reasons to remove the proposed rule. Over the past 4 years, the Trump administration have implemented various barriers to legal immigration. As the U.S continues under the Biden administration, we can foresee the repeal of these Trump-era policies. The legal immigration landscape will likely be more akin to that of the Obama-era.

At Zhang & Associates, we have successfully represented thousands of non-immigrant and immigrant visas cases.  We aim to bring you the most relevant and up to date news in the immigration field. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any immigration related issue, our seasoned staff will be happy to help. For a free evaluation on your case or situation, please email us at

Former U.S. Consular officer and
Visa Officer , Attorney Sechyi Laiu joined Zhang & Associates, P.C. on June 26, 2017

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu specializes on Consular Processing cases and business development. Attorney Laiu also focuses on TN visas, E visas, CBP administrative proceedings (monetary confiscation, deferred inspection), and overseas financial compliance.

Prior to joining Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Chinese and Portuguese speaking diplomat. As a consular-coned officer who served in Vancouver (Canada), Shenyang (P.R. China), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Attorney Laiu processed over 30,000 visa cases and worked in every section of Consular Affairs overseas (Fraud Prevention Unit, Immigrant Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, and American Citizen Services).

He uses his experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.

Founded in 1996, Zhang & Associates, P.C. offers legal services to clients worldwide in all aspects of U.S immigration law. We have successfully handled over ten thousand immigration cases.

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., our attorneys and supporting professionals are committed to providing high-quality immigration and non-immigration visa services. We specialize in NIW, EB-1, PERM, I-485 I-130, H-1B, O, L and J cases. In the past over twenty years, we have successfully helped over ten thousand clients get green cards. If you plan to apply for a green card, please send your CV to Attorney Jerry Zhang ( for a free evaluation.

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