Judge blocks ‘public charge’ rule, green cards for immigrants would restrict welfare

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A Federal judge on Friday blocked a trump administration, as a rule, the attempts to deny a strengthening of the ability of officials of the Federal government, the green cards for immigrants is likely to be the last defeat for the administration’s aggressive immigration policy in the courts.rely on government support —

Judge George B. Daniels issued a preliminary, nationwide injunction of the rule from taking effect on Oct. stop 15. New York State Attorney General Letitia James, who was part of the lawsuit, along with the city of New York and the States of Vermont and Connecticut, welcomed the decision.


“Once again, the courts thwarted the trump administration is trying to adopt, the rules against both our laws and our values, sends a loud and clear message that they are rewriting our history to suit the needs of their agenda,” said James in a statement. “This rule would have a devastating impact on all New Yorkers – citizens and non-citizens alike – and today’s decision is an important step in our efforts to maintain the rule of law.”

While a “public cost” to the inadmissibility of the standard has long been part of U.S. immigration law, it had not formally defined by Statute. The rule, known by the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services in August, would receive the Definition of a “public charge” as an immigrant, one or more of certain benefits for more than 12 months within a 36-month period.

“The principle of the travel, it is an old American value, and that is self-sufficiency,” USCIS Deputy Director Ken Cuccinelli told Fox News in an interview in August. “It is a core principle — the American dream, and because of that it is one of the things that distinguishes us, and it is Central to the legal history in the USA back in the 1800s.”

These benefits, which would be named include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), and most forms of Medicaid, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The rule expands the number of advantages, which will be considered by the interim guidelines in 1999.


But judge Daniels’ ruling said the government failed to provide a reasonable explanation for the change in the definition of public charge. Daniels disagreed with the government, the reception of English skills as a sign of self-sufficiency.

“”The United States of America has no official language. Many, if not most of the immigrants do not speak on this coast English,” he wrote.


He went on to claim that the definition of “no support in the history of US immigration law” and described the rule as “repugnant.”

“The rule is, quite simply, a new Agency, the politics of exclusion in search of a justification. It is repugnant to the American Dream-the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work and upward mobility,” he wrote.

Cuccinelli reacted to the decision by predicting that the administration would prevail in the end, argue that “an objective of justice to see that this rule is right in the long-held existing law.”

“Long-standing Federal law requires aliens to trust in their own abilities and resources of their families, sponsors and private organizations in their communities successfully,” he said in a statement. “The public charge regulation defines the law to ensure those who come or remain in the United States to successfully become financially self-sustaining and will be an opportunity not on the public services how you want, here.”


The legal defeat is the latest in a series of setbacks for the administration on immigration policy — where it stood in front of legal defeats on legal and illegal immigration. Trump last week a presidential proclamation, which would require to prove the immigrant visa applicant that they have health insurance or the financial resources to cover the reasonable costs for the provision of health care. The proclamation, expected to come into force. Nov. 3, was also expected to be hit by a legal challenge.

The movements, the administration faced fierce opposition from immigrant activists, as well as many Democrats-have counter-measures to limit the social assistance for immigrants, while also calling for the extension of the various forms of public aid to illegal immigrants as well.

Fox News’ Marta Dhanis contributed to this report.

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