Bloomberg Law
July 30, 2020, 4:57 PM

Trump’s Green Card Wealth Test Rule Blocked During Pandemic (1)

Chris Dolmetsch
Chris Dolmetsch
Bloomberg News

The Trump administration was blocked by a federal judge from screening out green card applicants who might become dependent on public benefits during the national emergency over the coronavirus.

A group of states led by New York sued the administration last year over the rule, which makes immigrants considered “public charges” if they are deemed likely to receive government benefits, including the Medicaid health-care program for the poor, for more than 12 months over a three-year period. The states won a ruling last year preventing the measure from taking effect, but the the Supreme Court blocked that decision and the ...

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