Supreme Court Allows Enforcement of Public Benefit Green Card Restrictions

The 5-4 decision means that green cards can be denied to immigrants over their use of public benefits including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.

  • Published 27 January 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed 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… Read at AP News