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Trump’s Public Charge Rule Hit With Injunction, Opposition Celebrates

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Oct. 14, 2019, By Shane O’Brien

Elected officials and immigrant organization’s in New York have welcomed a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule from coming into law.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Attorney General Letitia James and advocacy group Make the Road New York all celebrated the decision of New York judge George Daniels to block the rule which would make it easier for the United States to deny green cards to immigrants likely to rely on public assistance.

Daniels issued a preliminary nationwide injunction on Friday, Oct. 11, preventing the rule from taking effect on Oct. 15 as planned.

The rule now cannot become law until a final decision is reached by the US courts.

The Trump Administration’s rule seeks to redefine the term public charge.

Current US immigration laws allow the government to stop immigrants who are at risk of relying on certain types of public support from obtaining green cards, but Trump’s proposed rule would expand the types of benefits considered public support, including Medicaid, food assistance and federal housing vouchers.

Daniels said on Friday that the Public Charge Rule was a policy of exclusion and that it would prevent immigrants coming to America in search of a better life.

“Immigrants have always come to this country seeking a better life for themselves and their posterity. With or without help, most succeed.” Daniels said.

De Blasio praised Daniels’ decision and vowed to continue to fight to prevent the public charge rule from becoming a reality.

“In New York City, we always stand up for our immigrant brothers and sisters,” de Blasio said. “The court’s decision to halt the public charge rule from going into effect nationwide is only further proof of something we already know – the President’s policies are xenophobic and hateful, with no basis in fact or reality. We’ll continue to fight him every step of the way.”

James, who sued the Trump Administration in August over the Public Charge Rule, said that the rule would have had a devastating impact in the state of New York and in other states across the country. She said that she would never stop defending immigrant communities from the current government.

“The history of our nation is inextricably tied to our immigrant communities, and because of today’s decision, so too will be our future,” James said. “Once again, the courts have thwarted the Trump Administration’s attempts to enact rules that violate both our laws and our values, sending a loud and clear message that they cannot rewrite our story to meet their agenda.”

The states of Connecticut and Vermont and the city of New York all joined James’ lawsuit in September and they filed a joint motion for a preliminary injunction against the Public Charge Rule, arguing that it would have short and long-term impacts on public health and the economy.

Make the Road New York also sued the Trump Administration over the ruling in August and Co-Executive Director Javier Valdes said that rule deliberately discriminated against immigrants from a poor background.

“Today’s decision marks a major defeat for the Trump administration’s unlawful tactic to impose a racist wealth test on our immigration system,” Valdes said. “People should be able to access vital and life-saving benefits without having to worry if they could remain with their families.”

The lawsuits argue that the proposed rule would erect a racist wealth test as a barrier to immigration into the United States and the courts will now determine the legality of the proposed Public Charge Rule.

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15 Comments

Butter weeda and 9 trey

Why not?? my parents didn’t freeload. My parents came in the early 60s. Established themselves got city jobs raised a family. Retired started new chapters of their lives. Put me and my siblings through college. What is the excuse again?? My parents learned English watching tv. Yep the electric company and sesame street. Its wonderful that our socialists wants our huddled masses to stay on the government dole for the sake of a vote. LOl . They’re desperate pathetic.

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Gallo de la Catedral

Another win for George Soros, another loss for the American worker and taxpayer. Hopefully it escalates to the Supreme Court

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Pete

Sadly, many posts against George Soros are transparently from Fox News/Hungarian fascist types. Fed fascist pap and groundless smears. Soros is a liberal Hungarian American who fosters democracy. That is reality,

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Eileen Bennett

You really know. Nothing about Geo. Soros the Nazi lover a truly evil man. Also for your info Fox DOESN’T talk about this creature. My God learn something about this evil person.

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Sara Ross

My grandparents came here through Ellis Island and you had to have a job and a place to live. There were no social programs. If somebody comes here from another country, they shouldn’t get government help for years. After 1 year, it should stop and I’m tired of hearing when I call any company (Verizon, IRS, etc.), “to continue in English press 1”.! It should be mandatory that if you’re going to get government assistance, learn English! You don’t have to speak like an English professor, but have some knowledge of it. I’m not a Trump supporter by any means!!

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Imagine being this fragile

> I’m tired of hearing “to continue in English press 1”

NYC might not be your city if that offends you

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Tree of Liberty

When will the people rise up and rid of Trump, the Republicans and Democrats for not solving this invasion issue.

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VVNY

Question is who created these “immigrant groups” and what is their purpose? One would logically think that immigrant groups would be there to support recent immigrants who are already in the US. Why would any immigrant be conserved with someone who hasn’t come here yet or has been identified as potentially coming here. Looks like someone other than immigrants is running this operation with their own agenda while hiding behind the name of “immigrant groups.”

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VVNY

I guess you only read the first sentences, which in this case is a rhetorical question btw. As an immigrant myself, I can tell you that no immigrant has time or the reason for these demonstrations. Who does it benefit? Again, if you just answer this rhetorical question the answer is not that it benefits the immigrants.

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george soros

please stop getting in the way of our Masonic grand plan to end all nations and borders, ethnicity, economic classes and religion….for humankind to move forward we need everyone to mix and become a brownish-yellowish secular race of mush with all identical incomes…then myself and my fellow elites will lead all of you into utopia like the pied piper…and then i can pat myself on the back

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Eileen Bennett

I love your sarcasm. The problem we now have is the uneducated masses. Most have no clue to what George Soros is and has been since a teenager and how he almost collapsed the English economy. To bad he doesn’t go back to Budapest, although I am not sure they would take him back.

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