Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration to Deny Green Cards for Immigrants Likely to Abuse Welfare
The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled on Monday by a narrow 5-4 decision that the Trump administration can lawfully deny green cards to immigrants who are likely to get on the dole and abuse welfare benefits as legitimized U.S. citizens.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented from the majority vote. Justices John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch voted to affirm the Trump administration proposal to reign in the out-of-control welfare system that is regularly exploited by foreigners in a myriad of ways.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated in August 2019 that they were intending to expand the definition of “public charge” to make it apply for immigrants whose financial status indicated a need for government to provide their income. The Trump administration intended to apply this not only to cash benefits but also to Medicaid, housing assistance, and food aid.
“I am tired of seeing our taxpayer paying for people to come into the country and immediately go onto welfare and various other things,” Trump said when announcing the rule last year. “So I think we’re doing it right.”
The proposed Trump administration rule change was immediately challenged by leftist lawfare attorneys in court. An activist federal judge in New York issued an injunction on the DHS decision after immigrant aid organizations were joined by New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York City in their lawsuit against the Trump administration.
DHS official Ken Cuccinelli has said that the new rules will promote “the ideals of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility, ensuring that immigrants are able to support themselves and become successful here in America.”
“Obviously, we’re happy to see the Supreme Court step in the way they did here,” Cuccinelli said following news of today’s SCOTUS ruling.
Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas also said on Monday that the courts have been issuing nationwide injunctions more than ever during the Trump administration, and admonished the practice. They believe that the abuses have caused “chaos for the litigants, the government, the courts, and all those affected by these conflicting decisions.”
Liberals are already crying foul over the ruling that will make it harder for immigrants to be placed on the dole and made into Democrat voters for the rest of their lives.
This is an absolute disgrace.
We are not welcoming the tired, the poor, the "huddled masses yearning to breathe free".
Trump wants a nation full of wealthy elites.
The Supreme Court is enabling this hate.
Where do you stand? What do you want this country to be? https://t.co/Vp86G9yPnA
— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS) January 27, 2020
The daily damage Trump and his regime are doing to our country. We must take back the Senate in 2020. The Supreme Court will end all the progress we have won in the last half-century. https://t.co/E03Ds4SkPk
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 27, 2020
Over and over again, the Supreme Court has not only ruled in favor of Trump’s immoral policies, but actively intervened to ensure those policies are implemented while cases are pending. That isn’t calling balls and strikes. It is choosing to exercise its discretion to do this. https://t.co/qyuhfQOIS5
— Josh Block (@JoshABlock) January 27, 2020
The Trump administration’s re-making of the judiciary is already paying dividends for conservatives who wish to curtail the massive welfare state and prevent the demographic shift that threatens America’s future.