Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Policy

A divided Supreme Court has authorized the federal government to apply its new “public charge” rule. With the exception of the state of Illinois, and while litigation continues, an immigration agent may deny permanent residence or a “green card” to those who have used or would be able to use Medicaid, food stamps or other public safety net programs. Julia Gómez, a lawyer from the Mexican American Fund for Legal Defense and Education, spoke with Samuel Orozco about how this controversial decision will affect migrant families.

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