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Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s attempt to defend ‘public charge’ rule – Cronkite News

Photo: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich leaves the Supreme Court in February The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Arizona’s attempt to defend a Trump-era “public charge” that would have made it harder for immigrants to gain permanent residency, after the Biden administration refused to defend the policy. Wednesday’s decision means that lower court rulings that

Immigration

Senate parliamentarian deals Democrats blow on immigration

Democrats must drop an effort to let millions of immigrants remain temporarily in the U.S. from their expansive social and environment bill, the Senate parliamentarian decided Thursday, dealing the latest blow to a longtime priority of the party, migrant advocates and progressives. The opinion by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan arbiter of its rules, all

COVID-19

COVID vaccination added to requirements for immigrants seeking permanent residency

Immigrants to the U.S. now are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy update that took effect Friday. The update, which applies to those seeking permanent residency in the U.S., adds COVID-19 to a list of required vaccinations against such illnesses as polio, measles, mumps and hepatitis, according to the

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