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SCOTUS rules in favor of Trump administration policy that would make it harder for poor immigrants to come to US

SCOTUS rules in favor of Trump administration policy that would make it harder for poor immigrants to come to US
Posted at 1:47 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 14:03:45-05

A divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents.

The new policy can be used to deny green cards to immigrants over their use of public benefits including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers, as well as other factors.

The justices' order came by a 5-4 vote and reversed a ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that had kept in a place a nationwide hold on the policy following lawsuits that have been filed against it.