Two weeks after the Supreme Court announced it would review the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, the case itself was dismissed at the request of the Biden administration.

The “public charge” rule governs the admission of immigration into the United States.

Under federal immigration law, noncitizens cannot receive a green card if the government believes that they are likely to become reliant on government assistance – that is, a “public charge.” But in 2019, the Trump administration extended the definition of the term, molding it to refer to noncitizens who receive various government benefits including Medicaid or food stamps.

Naturally, many challenges sprouted up around this rule, and as of February of this year, the Supreme Court agreed on dismissing the case.

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