The Fiji Times

Immigratio­n rule


NEW YORK – A US federal judge in New York on Friday temporaril­y blocked a Trump administra­tion rule that would deny residency to aspiring immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance, calling it “repugnant to the American dream.” The rule, finalised in August, vastly expanded who could be considered a possible “public charge,” applying to anyone who might in the future need temporary government help such as food stamps, Medicaid or housing aid.

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