District Judge Blocks Public Charge Rule Throughout COVID-19 Emergency

By Amy Lotven / July 29, 2020 at 8:37 PM
A federal district judge Wednesday (July 29) blocked the Trump administration from implementing, enforcing or applying the Public Charge Rule nationwide throughout the declared COVID-19 public health emergency, siding with three states and the city of New York. The controversial rule, finalized in August, expands federal immigration authorities’ ability to deny green cards or visas to legal immigrants based on their potential use of government benefits, including Medicaid. Several states sued over the rule, and received a temporary injunction, but...

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