Shocker! San Fran Suing Trump Over New Limits on Legal Immigration

The Trump administration recently announced new rules governing immigration visas.  The rules expand the definition of a “public charge,” someone dependent on public services, a group excluded from consideration for visas because they use government resources.

Officials in the city and county of San Francisco, as well as Santa Clara County, see the new interpretation of the law as a way to limit legal immigration and exclude poor immigrants.

They aren’t wrong, and they aren’t happy.

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement:

“This illegal rule is just another attempt to vilify immigrants.”

The counties filed a lawsuit to stop the new rule from taking effect.

The lawsuit said:

“The final rule rejects the longstanding, existing definition of public charge, and attempts to redefine it to include even minimal use of a much wider range of non-cash benefits.

The final rule will worsen the health and well-being of the counties’ residents, increase risks to the public health, undermine the counties’ health and safety-net systems, and inflict significant financial harm.”

Since the new rules will reduce the number of people potentially using government services, it’s not clear how it will increase risks to public health, harm safety-net systems, or cause financial harm.  But this is California, so anything is possible.

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  1. Canuck

    They don’t have enough people dumping on the streets in San Francisco. This might get more.

  2. Don

    This San Fran DA is as stupid as they come. What part of the word illegal does he not understand? Vilification is another stupid word used to circumvent the laws of the land. No wonder Mexifornia is going into the gutter with the rest of the trash.

    • Danna Templeton

      Agree. Look at the mess they are in already.

  3. Maryann Lauterbach

    Well, I have to say that my father and family had a sponsor when they came to this country as immigrants in 1910 and the sponsor was responsible for all their needs, not the taxpayers. Sounds like a good plan!!! These are the people who made America great!!!

  4. Littlebit.

    I don’t know of any law that says Calif. can’t do this with their own money. Let them support all these so called immigrants. Just watch closely that no federal money is being used. That would probably break them from sucking eggs pretty quickly.

  5. Pat Barnes

    Well, San Francisco, you just opened up a great new reason to sue you. Nancy Pelosi was behind this and neither she nor you will get away with suing trump. Everything you teach us, we learn well and reciprocate! See you in court!

  6. Sandra L Holstein

    San Fran you’ve already screwed up your city, I doubt if it’s salvageable! You will not get any money from US taxpayers!

  7. Adriana Sloggett


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