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LAS Calls on President Biden to Rescind "Public Charge" Rule

The litigation team behind Make the Road New York v. Renauld (formerly Make the Road New York v. Cuccinelli)–including The Legal Aid Society, Center for Constitutional Rights, and the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP– spoke out against the Supreme Court’s move on Monday to hear an appeal of a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s controversial “public charge” rule.

The SCOTUS decision underscores that the Biden administration must rescind the rule immediately and should withdraw all pending government appeals defending the rule, including its appeals to the Supreme Court, as reported by CNN.

Opponents of the rule, such as Susan Welber, a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society, said that the government was trying to exclude “as unworthy and unwelcome anyone who is predicted to receive even a small amount of food, health or housing assistance at any point.”