Judge Ponders Blocking Public Charge Rule During COVID-19 Crisis

By James Romoser / May 18, 2020 at 7:06 PM
A federal judge in New York is mulling whether to temporarily halt the Trump administration’s so-called public charge rule in light of evidence that the rule is deterring immigrants from seeking medical care during the coronavirus crisis. U.S. District Judge George Daniels grilled government lawyers on Monday (May 18) about the consequences of continuing to enforce the rule during the pandemic. “We are living the worst-case scenario,” he said. The rule, which was finalized in August , dramatically expands the...

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