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Second appeals court backs lifting injunction on Trump 'public charge' rule

Added 12-09-19 06:58:01pm EST - “A federal appeals court on Monday delivered another partial legal win to the Trump administration as it seeks to enforce its "public charge" rule, which links immigrants' legal status to whether they obtain federal benefits.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Second appeals court backs lifting injunction on Trump 'public charge' rule”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A federal appeals court on Monday delivered another partial legal win to the Trump administration as it seeks to enforce its "public charge" rule, which links immigrants' legal status to whether they obtain federal benefits.

In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court injunction against the Trump administration policy. But the Trump plan still cannot take effect because of a separate nationwide injunction put in place by a district judge in New York.

The ruling today by the Richmond, Va.-based Fourth Circuit mirrors a ruling last week by the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit. Despite these decisions, however, the still-active injunction from New York, which falls under the Second Circuit, continues to apply across the country.

The White House applauded the latest decision but lamented that it did not have any practical effect.

“The Fourth Circuit’s lifting of the lawless nationwide injunction imposed against the administration’s public charge immigration regulation is a major step forward for the rule of law,” said White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamWhite House spokesperson: Pelosi, Democrats 'hate Trump's success' Fewer Americans following impeachment inquiry, poll shows Appeals court hands Trump partial win over 'public charge' rule for immigrants MORE.

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