The Supreme Court ruled on Monday to approve the Trump administration’s Public Charge rule for new immigrants. The justices approved the rule by a vote of 5-4 along ideological lines.
The Trump administration had sought to implement a policy limiting the number of new immigrants who would require government benefits such as food stamps or Medicaid. Such immigrants are referred to as a “public charge.” Lower courts have repeatedly blocked the new policy from going into effect. While the merits of the case have not been fully settled the Supreme Court has allowed the Administration to continue enforcing the rule as other courts eventually determine the merits.
Chief Justice John Roberts, currently presiding over Trump's impeachment trial, was among the five justices who voted in favor of the Trump administration to allow the common-sense rule to go into effect. Justices Thomas and Gorsuch joined the concurring opinion, taking time to include a scathing critique of nation-wide injunctions, a tactic certain activist courts have used to unduly block major reforms put forth by the Trump Administration.
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Updated: Mon, Feb 10th 2020 @ 2:15pm EST