Supreme Court Allows President Trump to Enforce “Public Charge” Rule For Immigration…

Today the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to continue enforcement of the “public charge” rule on immigration. The SCOTUS decision allows the government to enforce a provision of federal immigration law banning non-citizens from receiving a green card if the government believes the applicant is likely to become a “public charge” – or reliant on government assistance.

The ruling blocks a nation-wide injunction put into place by a single activist judge.

WASHINGTON – […] The Monday order followed a 5-4 split vote that divided the court’s conservatives and liberals.

At issue is the administration’s rule issued in August that would restrict immigrants entering the United States if the government believes they will rely on public assistance, such as housing or health care benefits. Lower federal courts had blocked the policy from being implemented while the issue is being litigated.

The court’s liberal justices, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, would have blocked the regulation’s enforcement.

After losing at the lower courts, the Justice Department asked the high court to intervene, allowing temporary enforcement until the issue is resolved on the merits. The states of Connecticut, Vermont, and New York, as well as New York City and immigrant rights groups had brought the suit.

The Trump Justice Department has gone repeatedly to the Supreme Court to lift court-ordered injunctions, bypassing the traditional appellate process.

Justice Neil Gorsuch — supported by Justice Clarence Thomas — wrote a separate concurrence, criticizing the increased reliance on nationwide injunctions to block government policies. (more)

Here’s the ruling:


WHITE HOUSE – Today’s stay from the Supreme Court is a massive win for American taxpayers, American workers, and the American Constitution. This decision allows the Government to implement regulations effectuating longstanding Federal law that newcomers to this country must be financially self-sufficient and not a “public charge” on our country and its citizens.

Two courts of appeals had already ruled that the Government should be able to implement these regulations, but one single district judge’s nationwide injunction remained. As two Justices pointed out today, the expanding practice of district courts entering nationwide injunctions raises real problems about the proper power of a judge to decide only the case before him or her.

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155 Responses to Supreme Court Allows President Trump to Enforce “Public Charge” Rule For Immigration…

  1. Sassy says:

    Forgive me for being ever the pessimist, but my fear on the issue of nationwide injunctions is that they’re already looking beyond Trump and plan to ensure that Republican-appointed judges don’t use the same tactic in the future.

    They know that what has been done to Trump, what is still being done to Trump, what is being ALLOWED to happen to Trump, and that it must be a one-off. We go back to “regular order” once Trump’s gone.

    They know that the persecution of Trump over the past 4-5 years is illegal, unethical, unconstitutional, and un-American, but they don’t care to stop it right now. They want it to first achieve its purpose. I take no heart from the stated wish to “at an appropriate juncture take up some of the underlying equitable and constitutional questions raised by the rise of nationwide injunction.”

    They know perfectly well the recent “rise of the nationwide injunction” exists as part of the resistance–to prevent Trump from BEING and ACTING as president.

    The “appropriate juncture,” I fear, will be after he leaves office, and as soon as he leaves office, lest conservative judges do the same thing to the next, preferred, president.

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  2. Caius Lowell says:

    They should change the name of the “Supreme Court” to the “Supreme Goombah Court”…


  3. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    It’s no longer a matter of law. 5-4 is all politics. Yes, Virginia, there are Trump judges and Obama judges.

    Liked by 2 people

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