Please join the Center for Constitutional Rights for oral arguments on Monday, October 7, at 10 AM EST as Judge Daniels will hear argument on Plaintiffs motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the release of the Trump administration's public charge rule.
In August, Center for Constitutional Rights along side Make the Road New York, African Services Committee, Asian American Federation, Catholic Charities Community Services, and Catholic Legal Immigration Network ("CLINIC"), are represented by The Legal Aid Society, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) seeking to block the Trump administration’s proposed “public charge” rule before it takes effect on October 15, 2019. If the rule takes effect, it will vastly expand the government’s ability to deny permanent status to immigrants who have relied on certain public benefits.
The lawsuit argues that the rule, violates the Administrative Procedure Act, and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Constitution because it is motivated by animus towards immigrants of color and is intended to disproportionately affect immigrants from countries with primarily non-white populations. The complaint cites numerous comments by Mr. Trump and administration officials involved in drafting the rule demonizing immigrants of color and arguing that they should be denied assistance.