A federal appeals court has kept the block on Trump’s public charge rule in place. On Wednesday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government’s motion to lift a nationwide injunction on the new public charge rule. The court’s main point was that since the case will be heard by a judge soon, it is unnecessary to lift the injunction now. This injunction was the only one left, so if it is struck down in the future, the Trump administration will be able to implement the rule. The broadened public charge rule expands what can be considered for a public charge determination, now including the use of Medicaid and other public benefits. 

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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