New Administration Declines to Uphold Public Charge Rule

President Trump’s rule on immigration will not be defended before Supreme Court.

President Biden’s administration formally notified the Supreme Court this week that it would not defend an immigration rule from the previous administration that has faced legal challenges. The rule denied green cards to immigrants who utilize public benefits like the SNAP card. According to the new administration’s Department of Homeland Security, defending the rule “is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources.”

Due to the president’s administration no longer defending the rule, the Supreme Court will no longer rule on the legality of the rule. The Justice Department also dismissed its prior objection to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which blocked the implementation of President Trump’s rule nationwide. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For DHS to work closely with the Justice system to pursue fair immigration policy. 
  • That God would give the president and his administration wisdom on the immigration policies they put in place.
  • That God would help the Supreme Court as they choose cases to hear and in the opinions they issue. 

Sources: AP, The Hill, Politico


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