In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court has cleared the decks for the Trump regime to start declaring green-card recipients as "public charges" and to begin deporting green card holders who live in households that receive any federal benefit programs.
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to begin implementing new rules making it easier to deny immigrants residency or admission to the country because they have or might use public-assistance programs.
The court lifted a nationwide injunction imposed by a district judge in New York. That means the administration can begin applying the new standards, which challengers say would place a burden on poor immigrants, while legal challenges continue.
All four of the court’s liberal justices disagreed with the action. Neither the majority of the five conservative justices nor the liberals explained their reasoning. Two justices said they were concerned about what they said was a growing number of nationwide injunctions imposed by lower courts.
The rules establish new criteria for who can be considered to be dependent on the U.S. government for benefits — “public charges,” in the words of the law — and thus ineligible for green cards and a path to U.S. citizenship. They were proposed to start in October but have never been implemented.
According to the new policy, immigrants who are in the United States legally and use public benefits -- such as Medicaid, food stamps or housing assistance — or have at one time used public benefits, or are deemed likely to someday rely on public benefits would be suspect. The new criteria provide “positive” and “negative” factors for immigration officials to weigh as they decide on green-card applications. Negative factors include whether a person is unemployed, dropped out of high school or is not fluent in English.
Opponents of the rule argue that punishing legal immigrants who need financial help endangers the health and safety of immigrant families — including U.S. citizen children — and will foist potentially millions of dollars in emergency health care and other costs onto local and state governments, businesses, hospitals and food banks.
Federal officials say the rule ensures that immigrants can cover their own expenses in the United States without burdening taxpayers for food, housing and other costs. U.S. officials note that the change is not retroactive and exempts refugees and asylees who fled persecution for safety in the United States.
I talked about what this meant back in August.
Understand that Stephen Miller's goal has two parts, one is to end immigration, legal and otherwise, for anyone who is not white. The other half involves getting rid of as many non-white people already in the country as possible.
It's white supremacy as a national policy. That's been the case for 400 years, on and off, but it's rarely been so blatant as this, at least in my lifetime. And for tens of millions of our friends and neighbors and co-workers, that's exactly the policy they want and will vote for.
"But these are the same rules that plenty of other countries use to limit legal immigration."
Yeah, and those countries aren't America, a nation of immigrants.
We are a white supremacist nation ruled by a corrupt white supremacist government.
The plan is nothing short of demographic reversal to a white ethno-state by ending nearly all immigration, legal and otherwise, and deporting those in the country already out.
That strategy just got a huge boost today.