— Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the department “are continuing to endeavor to halt all wage garnishments” as required by the CARES Act, H.R. 748 (116), the filing said. But they have not yet been able to do so, the government-provided data shows. As of May 7, approximately 54,000 student loan borrowers were still having their wages garnished, according to the Trump administration.
— The disclosure came as part of a lawsuit filed earlier this month that accuses DeVos of illegally garnishing borrowers’ wages in violation of the CARES Act. The proposed class-action lawsuit was brought on behalf of student loan borrowers by several consumer groups: Student Defense and the National Consumer Law Center, with the support of the Student Borrower Protection Center.