Courts Block Trump’s Rule to Deny Green Cards and Visas to Low-Income Immigrants

11. Oct. 2019

Today, three federal courts issued injunctions that temporarily block the Trump administration’s public charge rule.  In addition, the courts specifically enjoined the government from implementing the use of any new or updated forms whose submission would be required under the public charge rule, including Forms I-129, I-485, I-539, I-864, I-864EZ, I-944, and I-945.

The decisions represent yet another defeat in court for the White House and its campaign to overhaul the nation's legal immigration system. They also signify a major legal triumph for a coalition of advocacy groups and Democratic-led states, counties and cities that challenged the rule through nearly a dozen lawsuits in federal courts across the country.

ILG will continue to provide updates as this issue develops.