Friday, October 18, 2019
The ABA Journal pulls together the rulings and news articles for a very bad day last week for the Trump administration's immigration policies. A week ago, four federal judges ruled against two immigration policies by President Donald Trump.
Three judges issued injunctions temporarily blocking the so-called public-charge rule change that would make it more difficult for immigrants to get legal residency if they receive or are likely to receive government assistance, report the New York Times, the Associated Press and the Washington Post.
Judges in New York and Washington state issued nationwide injunctions blocking the policy change, while a judge in California issued an injunction that was confined to states within the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A press release on the New York ruling is here.
A fourth judge said Trump’s declaration of a national border emergency, used to justify the transfer of funds for his border wall, violated the law, according to the New York Times, CNBC and Politico. The decision by U.S. District Judge David Briones of El Paso, Texas, invited the plaintiffs to submit a proposed preliminary injunction.