On June 16, 2022, the Supreme Court rejected arguments from Republicans to defend the Trump-era “public charge” immigration policy. This policy made it difficult for noncitizens to adjust their status if they used certain public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps, and housing vouchers. Upon taking office, President Joe Biden rescinded this policy. However, Republican states such as Arizona and Texas challenged Biden’s ability to eliminate Trump’s rule and advocated it should stay in place. The Supreme Court issued a judgment that dismissed the case and believed it was under Biden’s authority to get rid of the rule. From now on, noncitizens do not have to worry about using government services as it will no longer affect their chances of getting approved legal status.
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