Feds Denied Stay In Fight Over Public Charge Rule

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 6:14 PM EST) -- Federal judges in New York and Washington states on Tuesday shot down efforts by the Trump administration to stay a ruling that enjoined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from enacting a proposed rule that would penalize immigrants for using public assistance programs.

The judges rejected arguments from the Department of Homeland Security that it would face “irreparable injury” if the rule, which would have made it harder for immigrants using public assistance programs to get green cards, was not allowed to take effect while the administration appealed the injunctions handed down in October.

“The injunction merely maintains the status quo...

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