CPR and Partners File a Brief Challenging the “Public Charge” Rule

September 10, 2019

The Center for Public Representation, American Civil Liberties Union, and sixteen other national disability advocacy groups represented by the global law firm Latham & Watkins filed an amicus brief in support of litigation to stop the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from implementing its new “public  charge” rule.  Twenty-one states, led by CaliforniaWashington, and New York, have filed cases against the Trump Administration to block the new rule.  The advocacy groups – representing tens of thousands of people with disabilities and their families across the country – claim that the new public charge rule will prevent people with disabilities from entering this country or becoming legal residents in violation of federal disability law.  Read our full press release here and keep updated on the new rule and litigation to stop it here.