Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule Faces 1st Individual Challenge

Law360 (September 16, 2019, 7:34 PM EDT) -- Two members of an immigrant advocacy group on Monday became the first individuals to join a raft of governments and institutions challenging a recent Trump administration rule that makes it harder for immigrants who may need public benefits to get legal status in the U.S.

Angel Aguiluz and Monica Camacho Perez, both members of the nonprofit CASA de Maryland, sued President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Maryland federal court, claiming the so-called public charge rule violates the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Administrative Procedure Act.

The CASA members say the rule — which targets immigrants...

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