The American taxpayers finally catch a break…
In a welcome ruling handed down by the Supreme Court, President Trump has received the official thumb’s-up on his policy decision to scrap a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens who are drawing welfare payments.
As reported by the Washington Times (emphasis mine);
The Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday allowing the Trump administration to move ahead with its “Public Charge” policy that could block immigrants who wind up on the public dole from earning a pathway to citizenship.
The 5-4 decision is a major victory for President Trump, giving him a tentative go-ahead on one of his key policies.
Under the new rules, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer reviewing an application will look at the person’s history of access to public programs such as food stamps, many forms of Medicaid, public housing assistance, welfare cash payments and Supplemental Security Income benefits.
Emergency medical care, the school lunch program, student loans, energy assistance, homeless shelter access and children’s health insurance will not count against an immigrant, USCIS said.
The rules don’t apply to refugee, asylum or other humanitarian programs, and military families [foreign citizen spouses and children of US military personnel] are exempt.
Of course, the vote was straight down party lines regarding the political party of the particular President who nominated the perspective Justice to the SCOTUS.
Specifically, all the Justices who voted against President Trump’s proposed policy change were all nominated by a Democrat administration;
- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Justice Stephen Breyer
- Justice Elena Kagel
- Justice Sonia Sotomayor
The Justices who voted in favor of President Trump’s proposed policy change were all nominated by a Republican administration;
- Chief Justice John Roberts
- Justice Samuel Alito
- Justice Clarence Thomas
- Justice Neil Gorsuch
- Justice Brett Kavanaugh