Public Charge Regulation Back in Effect with Exceptions

The public charge litigation roller coaster continues. On July 29, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a nationwide injunction blocking the federal government from implementing the public charge rule during the COVID Public Health Emergency. Then on Aug. 12, a Circuit Court judge narrowed the District court’s ruling, applying the injunction only in New York, Connecticut and Vermont. The regulation’s status may continue to change as other cases work their way through the courts.