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Judge Blocks Green Card Denials for Poorer Immigrants

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official assists people waiting to enter immigration court in Atlanta, June 12, 2019. U.S. authorities are fast-tracking families' cases to discourage many from making the journey to seek refuge in the United States.

A federal judge in New York on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump from implementing a plan to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits.

U.S. District Judge George Daniels’ ruling came just four days before the Trump administration was set to start enforcing new rules that would disqualify immigrants from getting legal U.S. residency if they were likely to become a burden on public welfare programs.

In his ruling, Daniels said Trump was redefining immigration rules that had stood since the late 1800s with a read more >>>

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