U.S. judge keeps block on immigration 'public charge' rule

U.S. appeals court stays judge's ruling blocking military funds for border wall

US judge keeps block on immigration 'public charge' rule

The Legal Aid Society, one of the groups spearheading the NY challenge to the regulation, praised the Manhattan-bases appellate court for rejecting "the Trump administration's claims that it can not wait to implement its risky and discriminatory public charge policy change".

Opponents say pulling money that was approved by Congress for other military projects in order to pay for border wall construction is an abuse of power.

However, "I am unable to agree, without focused panel deliberation and discussion - possibly aided by dialogue with counsel - that the government presently has shown either a likelihood of success on the merits or irreparable harm in the absence of a stay", he said.

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Pelosi said this impeachment saga has been different from Clinton because "President Clinton allowed witnesses to come forward". He noted that a similar process was used during President Clinton's impeachment trial. "We are in court on the witnesses".

In November, We Build the Wall, a group founded by an Air Force veteran, kicked off new construction on the Texas border in an attempt to showcase its barrier designs and shore up support for Trump's signature issue.

The plaintiffs had argued that the president overstepped his executive authority when he issued a national emergency declaration last February to reallocate existing funds and put them toward building his long-promised border wall. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper authorized moving the $3.6 billion in military funds to construction projects along the border in September 2019.

In the 2020 spending package passed in December, Congress maintained border wall funding at $1.3 billion, far below Trump's request, which he had upped to $8.6 billion.

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Even popular government construction projects take time - and there are still private property owners who will continue to their court challenges to block new wall construction on their land. While speaking in Yuma, Arizona, Wolf marked a milestone for the Trump administration by announcing 100 new miles of southern border wall have been completed. The lawsuit was filed by El Paso County, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights. But, she added: "We're confident that we'll prevail again in this next stage of litigation".

"The Fifth Circuit has lifted an illegitimate nationwide injunction entered by a lower court, and in doing so has allowed vital border wall construction to move forward using military construction funds", it said.

In a brief ruling, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an October ruling from Manhattan federal court Judge George Daniels, who blocked the enforcement of the so-called "public charge" rule in a scathing opinion that called the policy "repugnant to the American Dream".

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