In the US, three Federal judges independently blocked an order prepared by the administration of US President Donald Trump to refuse to issue green cards to migrants receiving social assistance from the state. The online edition of Politico reported.
The judges ‘ decision will prevent the so-called public charge regulation, which was due to start on October 15, from taking effect. Under it, Federal officials in the United States were given the authority to deny green cards to legally located migrants who depend on certain types of social assistance or may become dependent on them in the future.
First, we are talking about the recipients of food stamps, free medical care and government subsidies for housing. Judges in the States of New York and Washington issued a court order; prohibit the use of the corresponding order throughout the country. The third judge in California overturned the decision the effect of the order on the territory of certain states and counties in which the plaintiff resides.
In his 24-page court order, Judge George Daniels of New York pointed out that the Trump administration overstepped its authority when it changed the rules determining who should be considered a dependent state. At the same time, he stressed that the new rules introduced by the Trump administration “have no support in the entire history of US immigration law.”
The Trump administration’s Executive order on people in state custody aims to reduce the number of low-income and increase the number of skilled migrants in the country. Earlier, senior Trump’s adviser Steve Miller said that the introduction of the relevant rules is an exceptional priority, and criticized US officials for being too slow to work on the introduction of new migration regulations. Critics of this policy, in turn, argue that its consequence may be the refusal of many migrants to receive social assistance, even in situations where they are entitled to it.
The rulings by Federal judges in the US were made public a week after Trump signed an order purporting to deny visas to migrants who cannot prove they can self-fund their health care.