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Good news for immigrants receiving social assistance

The U.S. Supreme Court says No to the petition of 14 U.S. states to reapply the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule.

On Monday, April 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court of Justice rejected the demand made by the coalition of 14 states through their Attorneys General led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to apply or put back into effect the Public Charge Rule of the previous Administration, which was to the detriment of those persons who carry out immigration procedures to achieve their permanence on U.S. soil.

As is generally known, the legal action around the Public Charge by several States sought to keep in force this Public Charge rule of the Trump Administration of 2019; this limited the use of public assistance funds to foreign persons who managed their Legal Permanent Residence; since it was considered a Federal crime to ask for assistance or help from the Government, which resulted in the fear of not requesting benefits needed by their citizen children from their immigrant parents for fear of losing their immigration benefits while their proceedings were being processed.

Among the 14 states that make up the plaintiff coalition are:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, South Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Finally, it should be noted that the Supreme Court of the Nation argued that the lawsuit filed by the States involved must return to lower courts, if the coalition’s prosecutors want to maintain their claim in force.

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