4 States, DC Challenge Trump Immigration Rule On Public Aid

By Nicole Narea (August 16, 2019, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Four states and the District of Columbia on Friday challenged the Trump administration's new rule making it harder for immigrants who rely on public assistance programs to obtain green cards, adding to a flurry of lawsuits opposing the move nationwide.

Asking a California federal court to block the rule before it goes into effect, California; Maine; Pennsylvania; Oregon; and Washington, D.C., argue that the rule violates the constitutional principle of equal protection under the laws, runs afoul of administrative law and eschews states' rights to protect their own residents.

The states accuse the administration of seeking to target nonwhite immigrants based...

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