Today, a federal district court in New York issued a temporary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security’s discriminatory public charge rule. This decision stops the rule from being implemented, applied, or enforced nationwide while the national public health emergency declared by the Trump Administration is ongoing.
CPR and other disability organizations have filed several amicus briefs in the litigation, detailing the discrimination disabled immigrants may face as a result of the rule. While today’s injunction is cause for celebration, it is temporary, and the fight very much continues. Additional background information on the rule, resources, and media can be found here.
CPR remains committed to fighting to ensure that the needs of all people with disabilities are met during the COVID-19 crisis. Earlier this week, the Senate released a new coronavirus relief package that fails to meet our needs and we need everyone to take action now to get our priorities included in the relief package that ultimately passes the Senate. You can find more information on our advocacy page, including call and email scripts and sample tweets, and can directly email your Senators using our portal here.