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Fourth and Ninth Circuits Dismiss Injunctions Against Public Charge Rule; Second Circuit in Question

The implementation of the Public Charge rule was delayed as a direct consequence of injunctions that were issued by federal district courts in California, Washington, and New York. Since the enjoining of the public charge rule by those Courts (which prevented the rule from taking effect), two of those three injunctions were overturned by the higher appeals court. In the case of California, the injunction was overturned by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, while in the case of the Washington case, the injunction was overturned by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Accordingly, the nationwide injunction that stops the Public Charge Rule from taking effect is now hanging on by a thin thread. If the Second Circuit Court of Appeals follows the decisions of both the Ninth Circuit and the Fourth Circuit, there will be no injunctions left to prevent the Public Charge rule from going into effect across the world.

As a result, foreign nationals interested in immigrating to the U.S. are strongly advised to speak with an immigration lawyer immediately and arrange to file their respective immigration applications as soon as possible. See "Second appeals court backs lifting injunction on Trump 'public charge' rule".

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