These are marvelous days! Cause for celebration as they reinforce America indeed has plenty of sensible, logical, and rational thinking individuals left. They will ultimately be the wedge driven into the spokes of a rouge and incompetent administration. One led by a certifiable mad man. One Donald J. Trump.
A federal judge in New York issued a nationwide injunction on Friday blocking the start of a new federal policy that would deny legal residency to immigrants who are likely to depend on public welfare.
In one of two legal setbacks on Friday for the Trump administration’s attempts to limit immigration, Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York said those potentially affected by the new regulation could suffer “irreparable harm” if the rule goes into effect. “The balance of equities and the interests of justice favor issuance of a preliminary injunction,” the judge wrote.
“The rule is simply a new agency policy of exclusion in search of a justification,” Judge Daniels, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, wrote in his ruling. “It is repugnant to the American Dream of the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work and upward mobility.”
The preliminary injunction, which the Justice Department is likely to appeal, came a few days after President Trump moved to deny immigrant visas to those who cannot prove that they will either have health insurance or can afford to pay for their own health care.
And it came on the same day that another federal judge, in Texas, ruled that the president’s proclamation of a national emergency to build a wall along the southwestern border was a violation of federal law. The judge said the president could not override Congress to appropriate funds for the wall.
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