7th Circ. Denies Texas' Bid To Revive Public Charge Rule

By Alyssa Aquino (March 15, 2021, 9:43 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday squashed an attempt by 14 states led by Texas to revive the Trump administration's public charge policy, which penalizes immigrants for using certain public benefits, after the Biden administration decided not to defend it.

The appellate court did not provide a reason for its decision, which follows an announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that it would no longer champion the rule in courts around the country. The policy had faced lawsuits and been temporarily barred by multiple courts while it's being litigated.

The states had asked to defend the policy themselves and had...

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