A federal appeals court yesterday denied the administration’s request to reverse a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking a Department of Homeland Security rule that would limit the ability of legal immigrants to adjust or extend their immigration status or gain full citizenship based on their prospective receipt of public benefits. The AHA and five other hospital groups in October filed a friend-of-the court brief supporting the preliminary injunction, saying the rule contradicts Congress’s intent to reduce the number of uninsured residents, among other concerns.

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