Conservative Supreme Court Judges Give Trump Green Light To Ban Immigrants Just For Using Welfare Programs
One Donald Trump immigration policy made its way to the U.S. Supreme court after it was flagged for being too harsh. The policy, which would allow Trump to ban immigrants from entering or staying in the U.S. if they were to use any government resources or public services like welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, or public housing assistance, was greenlit by the Supreme Court on Monday.
According to CBS News, the decision was a 5-4 decision favored by every conservative judge on the Supreme Court.
All four liberals on the court opposed the motion, CBS News reports.
The Court’s decision in the “public charge” case upends the judge’s ruling.
U.S. District Judge George Daniels in October called the new Trump rule “repugnant to the American Dream of the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work and upward mobility.”
Calling it the Trump administration’s “most ambitious effort yet to restrict legal immigration,” CBS News notes “critics warn” the new policy “will shut America’s doors to low-income immigrants and people of color.”
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