IRLI Statement on Supreme Court Public Charge Ruling

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January 28, 2020

Updated: Feb 14

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on Jan. 27 to allow the Department of Justice to enforce the public charge rule while a legal challenge continues:

“The Supreme Court made the right call in allowing the implementation of the public charge rule while the legal challenge continues. As we have said in our briefs, there are literally hundreds of years of precedent for the public charge rule. It helps ensure that the immigrants we admit will strengthen our republic and not weaken it. In an era of sky-high deficits, it is only common sense that we should not be admitting immigrants who will end up on welfare.”—Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel, Immigration Reform Law Institute

For additional information, contact:

Brian Lonergan • 202-232-5590 • blonergan@irli.org

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