High Court Lets Trump Admin Enforce 'Public Charge' Rule

Law360 (January 27, 2020, 1:42 PM EST) -- The Trump administration can implement a rule that penalizes immigrants who may need public benefits, while litigation over the policy continues, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday.

The U.S. Supreme Court approved the DOJ's request for permission to carry out the rule in a 5-4 decision Monday. (AP)

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court approved the U.S. Department of Justice's emergency request for permission to carry out the so-called public charge rule while a lawsuit continues, giving the government a temporary reprieve from a New York federal judge's order halting the rule across the country.

Five federal judges have already...

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