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Expert: Court Strikes Down "Wealth Test" for Immigrants

December 04, 2020 (1 min read)

Daniel Gonzalez, Arizona Republic, Dec. 2, 2020

"The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled against the Trump administration's "Public Charge" rule, which critics say imposes a wealth test on immigrants seeking green cards. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr, a Cornell University Law School professor, applauded the decision. “Today a federal appeals court in California struck down a Trump administration rule that had effectively imposed a wealth test on new immigrants," he said in a written statement. "The decision joins several other courts in striking down the new 'public charge' rule as violating longstanding interpretations of immigration law.""