Bloomberg Law
Aug. 5, 2020, 8:09 PM

Trump Agency Can Enforce Public Charge Rule, Fourth Circuit Says

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

The Trump Administration can, for now, enforce a rule allowing it to deny legal immigration status to noncitizens likely to receive public benefits like Medicaid, public housing assistance, or food stamps for a certain amount of time, the Fourth Circuit said Wednesday.

The Immigration and Nationality Act says that any alien who is “likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible,” the court said. The new Department of Homeland Security rule, which defines “public charge” in a manner that is expected to restrict the number of immigrants legally admitted to the U.S., likely is a permissible interpretation ...

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