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Five Federal Judges Block Public Charge Rule

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
October 15, 2019 at 5:56 PM
At least five federal judges have temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s so-called public charge rule set to go into effect Tuesday (Oct. 15) to make it harder for immigrants to become permanent U.S. residents if they use public benefits, including Medicaid, no matter how briefly. On Monday, federal judges in Maryland and Illinois issued temporary injunctions to block the rule. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm in Maryland sided with plaintiff CASA de Maryland, a Latino and immigration advocacy organization, that...


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