Jun 15, 2022

Advocates Applaud Supreme Court Decision Rejecting Attack on Immigrant Families

June 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court of the United States today issued an order rejecting a plea to resurrect litigation concerning the Trump Administration’s “public charge” regulation, which was reversed by the Biden Administration in March 2021. The Trump policy put immigration applications at risk if applicants used certain safety net programs. The order, in Arizona v. City and County of San Francisco, ensures that eligible immigrant families can continue to use health and social services programs with no effect on immigration status. The Biden Administration has indicated its intent to issue a final regulation reforming public charge policy before the end of August. Reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision, the Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition released the following statement by its Director, Adriana Cadena:

“This decision is a win for immigrant families and our nation. It ensures that eligible immigrant families can continue to get the care and help every family needs. And it paves the way for the Biden Administration to issue public charge regulations that improve protections for immigrant families.”