SCOTUS: “Public Charge” Rule Goes Into Effect

IN A WIN FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, THE U.S. SUPREME COURT LIFTS AN ORDER BLOCKING A CHANGE TO BENEFITS FOR IMMIGRANTS

(CNN) – In a win for the Trump administration.

The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted an order blocking a change to benefits for immigrants.

In October, a New York judge put an injunction on a rule that would make it harder for low-income immigrants to become legal.

The administration’s rule would allow people applying for a green card or visa to be judged on their income and education levels and if they use public assistance like food stamps.

But opponents feared it would stop immigrants from participating in government programs that could help their families.

A week ago, Solicitor General Noel Francisco asked the nation’s highest court to lift that injunction; allowing the rule to go into effect while the appeals process continues.

On Monday, the court did by a vote of five to four.

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