Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments on Public Charge Immigration Rule

A Trump administration rule preventing immigrants from qualifying for permanent residency if they are likely to become dependent on government benefits will do wholesale damage to public health, lawyers for the attorneys general of several states insisted Tuesday during arguments before a three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit.

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Immigration Detention

A federal court in California enjoined the City of McFarland and for-profit prison firm Geo Group from accepting federal immigration detainees at two private prisons. Adding or transferring detainees at this time could spread Covid-19 and “serious questions remain” about whether the city sufficiently allowed the public to be heard during public meetings about the issue.

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