On Friday, an injunction against the Trump administration’s “public charge” immigration policy was lifted by the Supreme Court, granting Trump the go-ahead to drop the hammer on the ability of immigrants to take advantage of public assistance programs.
Breitbart News reported on Monday that the Trump administration was already implementing the policy restricting immigrants likely to depend on public assistance programs from permanently settling in the United States.
No more freeloaders
A major problem in the eyes of many Americans is the number of immigrants that come into this country and immediately go on public assistance programs.
This is happening while we are also contending with approximately 500,000 homeless Americans who continue to struggle to provide for themselves.
This, of course, does not even take into account the massive deficit this country continues to accumulate. As a way to address these concerns, the Trump administration is trying to ensure new immigrants arriving in the country will be self-sufficient before they are granted green cards.
The new policy is obviously not sitting well with Democrats, and they had no problem airing their grievances in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling.
The Sotomayor dissent
The liberal outrage went all the way to the Supreme Court itself, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor issuing a dissent that made some rather remarkable accusations.
According to The Hill, Sotomayor accused her conservative-leaning colleagues of consistenly doing Trump’s bidding from the bench.
She suggested that Trump is issuing policies knowing full well that when they reach the Supreme Court, they will receive a green light because there are five conservative justices on the panel, two of whom Trump appointed.
Liberals have rallied around her call, but her dissent has also been met with significant outrage and criticism. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), according to Fox News, who is in his own right one of the most brilliant constitutional minds in Congress, stated, “I read it a little bit like an arsonist complaining about the noise from the fire trucks.”
And, Cruz is absolutely right. All these cases are headed to the Supreme Court because unlike any other time in history, virtually every presidential policy is being fought in federal district courts rather than in Congress.
Liberals like Sotomayor may not like the administration’s new “public charge” policy, but Americans who no longer have to foot the bill for new arrivals to this country will surely appreciate it.