Supreme Court temporarily permits Trump's "public charge" immigration policy

by Daniel Payne · Jan 27th, 2020 3:28 pm

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Trump administration's "public charge" immigration policy can stand while the case is debated on its merits.

The rule holds that the federal government may deny green cards to prospective immigrants who are likely to rely on government assistance and public aid. The policy was an expansion of an earlier rule that permitted similar denials if immigrants were anticipated to draw cash benefits.

The rule had previously been subject to a nationwide injunction by a federal judge in New York. The Supreme Court ruling will allow it to be enforced temporarily until the matter can be fully adjudicated in the court system.


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