WASHINGTON – The United States Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, encouraged this Friday that those who meet the requirements continue to request the cancellation of their student loans, despite an appeal a few hours earlier. The blockade was made by the court.
“We continue to encourage working and middle-class Americans to apply for student loan forgiveness online,” Cardona said in a statement.
United States justice this Friday temporarily blocked the cancellation of student loans announced by the country’s president, Democrat Joe Biden, which was due to take effect next week.
An order issued by the US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the exemption until at least Monday, by which time the government would have to argue that the program should proceed as planned.
Once the government presents its argument, the plaintiffs (the six states governed by the Republican Party) will have until Tuesday to present their counterclaims.
This Friday’s order is the result of appeals filed by these six states (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina) after Eastern District Court Missouri Judge Henry Autrey issued another order Thursday. The plaintiffs are not the aggrieved party by the cancellation of the loan and hence their blocking request is rejected.
The states sued the government, asking it to block the exemption, noting that Biden had crossed the line with the decision and lacked the power to unilaterally decree something like this.
In late August, Biden announced that he would waive a portion of the loan that millions of university students had contracted with the federal government to fund their studies, with just two months to go before the youth vote. Legislative election.
Millions in debt for their classes are wondering what other options they have for getting student loan forgiveness if they don’t qualify for the new pardon scheme outlined by President Joe Biden.
The announcement came after months of internal debate within the government and halted student loan payments in 2020 as a pandemic relief measure.
“Fulfilling one of my campaign promises, my administration is announcing plans to offer some relief to working and middle-class families,” Biden said.
The president reported canceling loans of up to $10,000 per student, but the measure would only benefit those who make less than $125,000 a year or who are getting married, whose income exceeds $250,000 a year. is less.
In an effort to help low-income students, Biden also noted that $20,000 in debt made by Pell grant recipients would be canceled, benefiting a large number of low-income Hispanic and African-American students. Will happen.