Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Second appeals court backs lifting injunction on Trump 'public charge' rule


As previously reported, the Ninth Circuit stayed the injunction on the Trump public charge rule.  Yesterday, the Fourth Circuit did the same.  The court delivered another partial legal win to the Trump administration on its public charge rule, which penalizes immigrants who have lawfully accessed public benefits.

In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a district court injunction. But the Trump plan still cannot take effect because of a separate nationwide injunction put in place by a district judge in New York.

The Fourth Circuit ruling mirrors a ruling last week by the Ninth Circuit. Despite these decisions, however, an injunction entered by a district court in New York continues to apply across the country.




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