CPR, the ACLU, and 17 other disability advocacy organizations represented by Latham & Watkins filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit opposing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) motion to stay the preliminary injunction issued by the district court last month against the public charge rule. The district court itself found it would be “impossible to argue” that the rule would not cause irreparable harm. Those harms cannot be allowed to go unchecked while the rule is being litigated.
If the rule is allowed to go into effect, it will have disastrous consequences for disabled immigrants and their families. For more on how DHS’ public charge rule would affect people with disabilities, check out CPR’s new fact sheet and explainer. The latest updates on the ongoing litigation can be found here.