Courts Halt Final “Public Charge” Rule

On Friday, federal courts in three states blocked implementation of the final “public charge” regulation issued by the Department of Homeland Security. Just as a reminder, this is the final rule that would make immigrant families choose between getting help meeting a basic standard of living, and staying together. Along with AALDEF and Advancing Justice –  AAJC, NWLC co-led an amicus brief that outlined the significant impact this rule will have on immigrants of color and women, including survivors of domestic violence, LGBTQ individuals, pregnant individuals, and women with disabilities. The orders will prevent the rule from taking effect today (October 15) and for the foreseeable future. NWLC is proud to have been a part of this tremendous effort to #ProtectFamilies.