AG James Seeks Preliminary Injunction to Stop New Rule from Taking Effect October 15th
NEW YORK — Attorney General Letitia James filed a motion to seek a preliminary injunction to stop the Trump Administration’s public charge rule from going into effect. The new rule aims to deny green cards and visas to immigrants that use or have used government assistance programs. Such a rule would have short- and long-term impacts on public health and the economy. The initial lawsuit, filed in August 2019 in the Southern District of New York and joined by the City of New York and the States of Connecticut and Vermont, challenges the Trump Administration’s attempt to specifically target immigrants of color, while putting these communities at risk.