The Trump administration’s ‘public charge’ rule enters into effect Monday, having survived a round of nationwide injunctions halting it by activist judges when the Supreme Court approved the rule last week.
The rule prevents immigrants who appear likely to be dependent on public benefits such as food stamps and other welfare programs from receiving green cards.
Such policies actually have wide precedent in the history of American immigration policy, the term ‘public charge’ first being codified into law with the Immigration Act of 1882. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli appeared on Fox News Monday morning to break down the new rule.
A Great Victory for the Trump Administration!
Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli announcing on Fox & Friends that the "Public Charge" Rule will go into effect all across the country today.
Immigration should not be a burden on the U.S. taxpayer. pic.twitter.com/8ziH86A0J9
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 24, 2020
Cuccinelli explained the lengthy legal battle that occurred over the rule, which has already been enforced for decades previously in American history with accusations against its constitutional legality.
Read the full story from Big League Politics
Want more BFT? Leave us a voicemail on our page or follow us on Twitter @BFT_Podcast and Facebook @BluntForceTruthPodcast. We want to hear from you! There’s no better place to get the #BluntForceTruth.