Original title: 22 US states sued trump to prevent the US government from relaxing restrictions on coal-fired power plants
On August 15, 13 states in the United States jointly filed a lawsuit on the 14th, accusing the trump government of tightening the "public burden" of legal immigrants, which violated a number of federal laws and regulations and was illegal.
The 13 states are represented by the Attorney General of Washington state, Robert & middot; Ferguson led the prosecution, and the defendant was Kevin & middot, the US Department of Homeland Security and its acting secretary; Mccallinan, USCIS and its acting director kuchnelli.
The indictment said that since the colonial era, 'public burden' has been used in American law to refer to the 'poor' who are permanent and mainly depend on the government for their livelihood. In the new regulations of the trump administration, "public burden" has lost its original meaning and has become a reference to non-U.S. citizens receiving federal or state public subsidies. Before the trump administration, immigrants were legally eligible for non cash benefits such as federal medical assistance, nutrition subsidies and public housing subsidies. The Immigration Department will not measure whether they will become a "public burden".
According to the indictment, according to the new regulations of the trump administration, whether or not to receive these benefits can become an important negative weighting factor to determine whether immigrants will become a "public burden". Existing legal immigrant families will be punished even if they receive federally funded health, nutrition and housing benefits for a short time. The new definition of 'public burden' in the new regulations violates a number of laws and regulations.
According to U.S. media reports, Santa Clara County and San Francisco, California, filed a lawsuit on the 13th to seek the Federal District Court of the Northern District of California to issue a temporary injunction against the new regulations on "public burden".
The U.S. federal government issued new regulations on restricting legal immigrants on the 12th, raising the economic threshold for immigrants to stay legally in the United States for a long time. It is stipulated that foreign citizens applying for immigration to the United States who fail to meet the specified income standards or receive public benefits for more than one year in any three years will be regarded as a "public burden" and shall not enter the United States or be adjusted for immigration status.
The new regulation is expected to take effect from October 15 this year, but it triggered controversy immediately after its release. Some critics believe that the new regulations are mainly aimed at low-income immigrants. After implementation, it may not only reduce the number of legal immigrants in the United States, but also make low-income immigrants in the United States dare not apply for welfare even if they need it, thus increasing their risks in health, education and so on. The White House defended that the new regulations will help ensure that immigrants achieve economic self-sufficiency rather than relying on U.S. public welfare, so as to safeguard the interests of U.S. citizens.