NY Officials Pledge Court Fight Over 'Public Charge' Rule

August 14, 2019

...City and state officials decried the proposal as an attack on immigrants striving to stay in the country legally. It may have already scared many immigrants off of food stamps and could discourage more than a quarter-million New Yorkers from seeking health care at public hospitals, city officials have said.

James, a Democrat, said she plans to bring a lawsuit against the rule. Major immigrant- and civil-rights groups made similar threats Monday, including the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Immigration Law Center. ...

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August 14, 2019