Public Charge Rule Is DEFINITELY NOT Going Into Effect Today

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Trump is unhappy.

Three Federal Courts issued injunctions on Friday blocking the implementation of Donald Trump’s new “Public Charge Rule.” The injunction issued by Federal Judge George Daniels in Manhattan is nationwide. The Public Charge Rule is DEFINITELY NOT going into effect today and immigrants should NOT be disenrolling from public benefits.

Judge Daniels was scathing in his assessment of the rule. He wrote in his decision:

“The rule is simply a new agency policy of exclusion in search of a justification. It is repugnant to the American Dream of the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work and upward mobility.”

Advocates will hold a press conference today to explain the decision.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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