Quantcast

Trump Admin. Wants SCOTUS Approval to Limit Welfare-Seeking Immigrants

‘Self-sufficiency is a central part of America’s proud heritage and we proudly stand behind that tradition…’

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Allow the 'Public Charge' Rule to Go Into Effect 1
Migrants wait in line at the US–Mexico border. / IMAGE: PBS NewsHour via Youtube

(Claire Russel, Liberty Headlines) The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to allow its new “public charge” rule to go into effect.

The rule would limit the government-subsidized benefits currently available to legal and illegal immigrants.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction on the rule last week.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Now the Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to lift the ban and allow the administration to proceed.

Under the policy, an immigrant’s dependency on public programs, like Medicaid and food stamps, would be taken into consideration when evaluating the immigrant’s status.

This rule has been in place for years, but the new policy would expand the definition of who is considered a public charge.

Leftist activist groups took the Trump administration to court almost immediately after the new rule was introduced.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The New York-based appeals court ruled that the Trump administration does not have the authority to determine this kind of expansion and, therefore, blocked it.

The current injunction is one of several issued when the rule was rolled out, but other federal appeals courts have already lifted California’s regional injunction and another national injunction issued in Washington.

“Now, more than ever, it is critical that the public charge policy, which the lower courts called ‘repugnant to the American Dream of prosperity and opportunity through hard work and upward mobility,’ continues to be blocked,” claimed the litigants, who represent several activist groups, in a statement.

“Every day our injunction remains in effect, it protects millions of hard-working immigrant families across the nation,” said the statement.

Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has defended the public charge rule as “well within the law,” maintaining that it is the country’s sovereign right not to have to burden taxpayers with the social welfare of noncitizens seeking to cash in on American prosperity.

“Self-sufficiency is a central part of America’s proud heritage and we proudly stand behind that tradition,” he told CNN.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

California Mass Shooter Exposes Flawed Gun Control Arguments

(Headline USA) In the wake of a string of shootings around the nation, gun control advocates have called for new laws and restrictions to...

FBI Admits It Interviewed FedEx Mass Shooter Last Year

(Associated Press) The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year,...

‘Freedom Fighter’ Patrols Come Out in Force at Minnesota Riots

(Associated Press)  As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the...

MURDOCK: Biden’s Bombastic Rhetoric Dishonors Victims of Civil Rights Struggle

(Deroy Murdock, Headline USA) In his latest bid to unite America, President Joe Biden has called Georgia’s new election-integrity law “Jim Crow for the...

Biden Still Seizing Land at Border, Despite Pledge to Halt Wall

President Joe Biden's Justice Department continues to seize land for the US--Mexico border wall, despite the administration's promise to review and roll back the...

FBI’s Wray Challenged Over Disparate Treatment Between Capitol Rioters vs. Portland Rioters

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray during a congressional hearing this week about the federal law enforcement community’s “double standard” in...

Dems’ Fixer Marc Elias Tries Desperately to Get Ariz. County’s Vote Audit Shut Down

To prevent the Arizona legislature's independent audit of the highly dubious voting results in Maricopa County, Democrat lawyer Marc Elias is leading a massive...

Fake Families can now Cross Border without DNA Test

The Biden administration is no longer asking border agents to perform DNA tests on immigrants claiming to have family in the United States, the...

WATCHDOG: Facebook Lets Human Traffickers Advertise; Algorithm Promotes Their Pages

Facebook allows human smugglers who move people from Central America into the United States to advertise their services, and the platform's algorithms boost their...
- Advertisement -