17 attorneys general ask administration to delay public charge rule during coronavirus outbreak

(CNN)A coalition of 17 attorneys general across the country, led by Washington state’s Bob Ferguson, have signed a letter asking the Trump administration to delay the new public charge rule for immigrants while the coronavirus outbreak is ongoing. Ferguson’s letter blasts the administration as discouraging people from accessing health care they are entitled to in the midst of a public health crisis. “DHS received warnings of the potentially devastating effects of the Rule if its implementation were to coincide with the outbreak of a highly communicable disease — a scenario…

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