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Courts block Trump rule to deny green cards and visas to low-income immigrants

October 12, 2019 (1 min read)

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, Oct. 11, 2019

"Three federal courts on Friday blocked a sweeping regulation that would've made it easier for the Trump administration to reject green card and visa applications filed by low-income immigrants whom the government determines are or might become a burden on U.S. taxpayers.  

The decisions represent yet another defeat in court for the White House and its concerted campaign to dramatically overhaul the nation's legal immigration system. They also signify a major legal triumph for a coalition of advocacy groups and Democratic-led states, counties and cities that challenged the rule through nearly a dozen lawsuits in federal courts across the country."