U.S. Supreme Court Allows “Public Charge” Rule To Take Effect

U.S. Supreme Court Allows "Public Charge" Rule To Take Effect

On January 26, 2020, a divided Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request for permission to enforce a rule known as the “Public Charge” Rule, governing the admission of immigrants to the United States.  The government had argued that it would suffer “effectively irreparable harm” if it could not implement the new rule while it appeals a pair of orders by a federal district court in New York.  The Supreme Court issued an order temporarily placing the lower court’s rulings on hold until the government’s appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and, if necessary, the Supreme Court, are resolved. Continue reading “U.S. Supreme Court Allows “Public Charge” Rule To Take Effect”