SCOTUS Boots GOP Bid To Revive “Public Charge” Rule

The Hill reports:

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a bid by Republican state attorneys general to revive former President Trump’s “public charge” rule. The rule, which Biden administration formally rescinded last month, tightened restrictions on poorer immigrants seeking U.S. residency.

A group of red-state attorneys general, led by Texas’s Ken Paxton (R), had moved earlier this year to intervene in a case out of Illinois, where a district court judge had vacated the rule nationwide.

In 2019, the Trump administration passed a rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they relied on public assistance.

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