Department of Justice files appeal after judge strikes down student loan relief

The Biden administration announced the Department of Justice has filed an appeal has after a federal judge ruled that student loan forgiveness is unlawful. 

The White House released the following statement: 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2022

Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on  the District Court’s Ruling on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student  Debt Relief Program

We strongly disagree with the District Court’s ruling on our student  debt relief program and the Department of Justice has filed an appeal.

The President and this Administration are determined to help working and  middle-class Americans get back on their feet, while our opponents –  backed by extreme Republican special interests – sued to block millions  of Americans from getting much-needed relief.

For the 26 million borrowers who have already given the Department of  Education the necessary information to be considered for debt relief –  16 million of whom have already been approved for relief – the  Department will hold onto their information so it can quickly process  their relief once we prevail in court. 

We will never stop fighting for hardworking Americans most in need – no  matter how many roadblocks our opponents and special interests try to  put in our way.

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