Recently, the Supreme Court passed a law, voting 5-4, regarding the admissibility of immigrants who use public benefits. The new law states that immigrants who require, or will require public benefits such as Medicaid, housing vouchers, and food stamps are no longer admissible into the country.
As of now, if you are looking to obtain citizenship in the United States, you will have to prove that you will not require the usage of such benefits. If you cannot prove as much, you will be denied citizenship. This is a landmark shift in policy that will affect a wide array of potential immigrants. Of the 544,000 immigrants that apply for green cards every year, about 382,000 of them depend on certain public benefits. That being said, if you are someone who feels you are being unfairly targeted and denied citizenship, you must not hesitate to contact our experienced immigration firm.
Unsurprisingly, the landmark court decision sparked controversy, drawing strong opinions from both sides of the aisle. Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli said in a statement, “It is very clear that 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.”
Opposing this argument, for one, is Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration expert from Cornell University said “The public charge rule is the latest attack in the Trump administration’s war on immigrants. It makes it harder for working-class people to immigrate to or stay in the United States. This rule is another brick in the invisible wall this administration is building to curb legal immigration.”
There are few things immigrants look forward to more than obtaining a Green Card. If you are someone who believes you qualify for a Green Card and are seeking permanent residence in the United States, simply reach out to our knowledgeable New Jersey immigration firm today. Whether you have already applied and were denied, or you are now seeking to apply, our firm can help you ensure you are taking all the necessary steps to maximize your chances of obtaining citizenship. That being said, the sooner you bring your case to our attention, the better. We are here to help–all you have to do is ask.
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We understand how much is on the line when clients face matters related to immigration. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance. Our firm is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.