Will the SF court overrule Trump's immigration rule
The city of San Francisco and Santa Clara county have sued President Trump's administration for a new rule that would limit both legal and illegal immigration by denying visas to poor migrants.
A new rule, introduced on Tuesday and to take effect on Oct. 15 would expand the definition of a public charge, allowing denials to visa applicants who fail to meet income requirements or who receive public assistance.
“This illegal rule is just another attempt to vilify immigrants,” San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement.
“The final rule rejects the longstanding, existing definition of public charge, and attempts to redefine it to include even minimal use of a much wider range of non-cash benefits,” said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
The suit names U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Homeland Security and their directors as defendants.