The Supreme Court has been reshaped by President Donald Trump and the effects of it are starting to pay dividends for conservatives.
On Tuesday the high court ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s new rule that allows it to place restrictions on immigrants who are likely to need public assistance or become “public charges.”
This ruling will make it tougher for low income immigrants, who would most likely be Democrat voters, to enter the country and help pad votes for liberal candidates thus rigging elections with foreign interference.
The justices ruled in favor of the restrictions in a, not surprising, 5–4 decision that divided the court along partisan lines.
Justices Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, known as the conservative wing, ruled in favor of the administration.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, the liberal wing, voted against the restrictions.
The only state the rule will not be in place in is Illinois as a lower court placed an injunction on the rules and is now being appealed.
“It has become increasingly apparent that this court must, at some point, confront these important objections to this increasingly widespread practice,” Justice Gorsuch said in the majority opinion. “As the brief and furious history of the regulation before us illustrates, the routine issuance of universal injunctions is patently unworkable, sowing chaos for litigants, the government, courts, and all those affected by these conflicting decisions.”
“I concur in the court’s decision to issue a stay,” he said. “But I hope, too, that we might at an appropriate juncture take up some of the underlying equitable and constitutional questions raised by the rise of nationwide injunctions.”
The ruling was celebrated by the Trump administration who said that it will assure that new immigrants will be able to take care of themselves.
“This decision allows the Government to implement regulations effectuating longstanding Federal law that newcomers to this country must be financially self-sufficient and not a ‘public charge’ on our country and its citizens,” Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said.
“It is very clear the U.S. Supreme Court is fed up with these national injunctions by judges who are trying to impose their policy preferences instead of enforcing the law,” acting Deputy Homeland Security secretary Ken Cuccinelli said.
But pro immigrant groups have called it a “wealth test” and are disappointed in the court’s ruling.
“It’s a sad day in America when the U.S. Supreme Court affirms a completely discriminatory policy that measures the worth of a person – not by the strength of his or her character – but by the size of the person’s bank account,” the National Partnership for New Americans said.
But this is a no brainer decision. Why should Americans bring people into the country who they have to take care of?
Would you bring people into your home to live with you who you had to take care of? If the answer to that question is no, as it should be, then you should support the court’s decision.
We all should.