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‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule Enters Into Effect, Blocking Immigrants from Welfare

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.

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

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