(AmericanProsperity.com) – The Supreme Court paved the way on Friday for the Trump Administration to implement a “public charge” rule that went into effect on Monday.
The rule allows the government to deny green cards to immigrants who need welfare benefits for extended periods of time.
Great news! #SCOTUS lifted the last remaining injunction (in the 7th circuit) against the public charge rule! So, Monday @USCIS will start implementing public charge nationwide. More legal vindication for @realDonaldTrump
— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) February 22, 2020
While “public charge” is a part of US immigration law, more specific guidance has been needed since 1999. The new rule prevents immigrants from relying on US taxpayer dollars for welfare support. Benefits affected include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, food stamps (known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and more.
President Trump has said immigrants who come to the United States should have the means to support themselves and contribute to society.
The Department of Homeland Security says approximately 382,000 immigrants would be reviewed every year under the new policy.
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