2 More Judges Block Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule

By Celeste Bott (October 15, 2019, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Federal judges in Illinois and Maryland blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a rule penalizing immigrants for using public assistance programs, joining courts in New York, California and Washington who halted the policy before it could take effect Tuesday.

Illinois U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman issued an injunction Monday based on what he called a "dry and arguably bloodless" examination of the matter at hand, drawing a line between his ruling and the impassioned decision of U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels of New York, who said Friday the policy change is "repugnant to the American Dream."

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