President Donald Trump got good news as a federal court has agreed that he has the power to deny legal immigrants entry to the United States unless they fund their own health insurance.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco sided with President Trump’s “public charge” standard, which is a huge win for the President’s immigration policy.
Immigrants must prove that they can provide for themselves in certain capacities to avoid becoming a “public charge” to taxpayers immediately after immigrating to the United States.
While President-elect Joe Biden is likely to reverse President Trump’s policy, this ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sets an important precedent that Republicans can utilize.
A huge factor in the Ninth Circuit siding with the Trump administration was the cost that legal immigrants put on social services. The Trump administration presented evidence to the court that legal immigrants that immediately go on government healthcare cost taxpayers $35 billion yearly.
Now the ball is in Biden’s court as the ruling won’t go into effect for another 52 days, and Biden will be able to reverse the rule at any time after he is sworn into office on January 20th.
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