A judge from the Southern District of New York issued a national order on Friday to prevent the entry into force on October 15 of the controversial rule of the Government of Donald Trump on the "public charge", which would cause inadmissibility in the United States of new immigrants with low resources.
Federal judge George B. Daniels has become the first in the country on Friday to block the measure, which was intended to facilitate the federal government to deny legal resident status to poor immigrants who receive social assistance from the US Administration.
The magistrate decreed that the rule cannot be implemented throughout the country following a lawsuit filed by the states of New York, Connecticut and Vermont and the city of New York, which alleges that the policy specifically harms immigrants from racial minorities.
As reported by New York State Prosecutor Letitia James, with this "blockade" it has been allowed to curb a rule that would have had "devastating effects on New Yorkers and our nation, and today's decision is a critical step in our efforts to defend the rule of law. "
"The balance of actions and the interests of justice favor the issuance of a preliminary injunction," the judge wrote in his order.
The "public charge" rule, which was scheduled to take effect next Tuesday, set new standards to determine who could become a burden on the public treasury and prevented people with low income from obtaining permanent residence in the country.
Judge Daniels' order came a few days after President Donald Trump also moved to deny immigrant visas to those who cannot prove they will have medical insurance or who can pay for their own medical care.
The regulation of the separate public charge that was the subject of the last court order had been strongly condemned by immigrant defense groups and medical sectors, who argued that the rule would discourage immigrants from seeking help from the Government when they may need help to buy food. or see a doctor.
The new rules would have directly affected about 1.2 million applicants annually, including about 500,000 already in the country.
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