October 11, 2019

Federal Judge blocks implementation of public charge rule

The Attorney General for the State of New York announced today that it had secured a nationwide preliminary injunction to block the new public charge rule from taking effect. The new public charge rule would have made it more difficult for foreign nationals who have received certain public benefits in the past to be eligible for immigration benefits. This new rule was slated to take effect on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Specifically, the injunction prevents the Federal Government from “enforcing, applying or treating as effective, or allowing persons under their control to enforce, apply or treat as effective, the Rule; and [i]implementing, considering in connection with any application, or requiring the use of any new or updated forms whose submission would be required under the Rule.” The order was issued by U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels.

Because this is a developing story, our office will be closely monitoring the situation. If you have any questions about the preliminary injunction may impact your case, as well as any immigration related questions, please contact our office today.

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