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BREAKING: A NY federal judge has blocked the Trump admin's new "public charge" rule, which would restrict the ability of immigrants to get permanent residency if they receive/are likely to receive public benefits: scribd.com/document/42982…

Previously: buzzfeednews.com/article/hameda…
Here's the full opinion from Judge George Daniels issuing a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from enforcing the new public charge rule: assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6467…
"To be sure, Defendants have a legitimate interest in administering the national immigration system. However, that interest is not paramount in this instance, particularly where Defendants fail to demonstrate why or how the current public charge framework is inadequate."
MORE: A federal judge in California just issued a 93-page opinion in the cases there challenging the Trump admin's public charge rule — also finding it likely unlawful. She imposes a more limited injunction than the nationwide order out of NY, however assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6467…
The CA judge, who begins with Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus" ("Give me your tired, your poor, your huddles masses..."), finds the public charge rule is likely an unreasonable interpretation of the law and that the Trump admin failed to follow proper admin process
STORY: Here's @Haleaziz on today's court action blocking the Trump administration from enforcing its new public charge rule, which would restrict permanent residency for immigrants based on whether they use public benefits buzzfeednews.com/article/hameda…
(It's not surprising we would multiple opinions today in the various public charge lawsuits out there — the rule is set to take effect early next week, so judges weighing injunction requests were up against that deadline)
Ack should be "huddled masses," apologies
We now have a opinion #3 today blocking the Trump admin's new public charge rule re: immigrants who use public benefits, this time from a federal judge in Washington state: assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6467…

Story from @Haleaziz: buzzfeednews.com/article/hameda…
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