New York files new legal challenge over Trumps “New Public charge rule”

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FILE – In this June 11, 2019, file photo, New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference, in New York. New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont have filed a new legal challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. James, a Democrat, says the change is a “clear violation” of American values and 100 years of case law. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

New York, Connecticut and Vermont are joining the fight to challenge president Trump’s new “public charge rule.”

New York’s attorney general made the announcement during a news conference today.

In a joint lawsuit the three states argue the president’s new rule “intentionally discriminates against Latino immigrants and immigrants of color.

Under the regulation, immigrants who use or may use programs like medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers could see changes in their legal status.

It would also enable the government to deport or deny visa renewals for immigrants if they are deemed a burden to the u-s.

The legal action comes days after the state of California and several advocacy groups filed separate lawsuits on Friday to fight against the rule.

It would go into effect on October 15th.

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