NY Court Blocks Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule During the Pandemic

On July 29, 2020, U.S. District Judge George Daniels issued an decision temporarily blocking the public charge rule during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the government to proceed with applying the public charge rule until all the legal challenges in various courts are resolved. However, Judge Daniels opined that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision did not consider the effect of the pandemic, therefore compounding the many hardships the application of the rule may cause the large population of green card applicants it targets.

It is not entirely clear how the July 29th decision will immediately affect the application of the rule by the government. Murthy Law Firm will continue to monitor this important development and provide any update/s as they become available.


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