At the time, New York-based US District Judge George Daniels, who presided over the injunction, had called the new requirements "repugnant to the American Dream" and a "policy of exclusion in search of justification".
The theory of a public charge rule has existed for decades, but wasn't codified until the Trump administration drew up this rule in 2017.
The rule, which was scheduled to take effect last October before being halted by a federal judge, will make it more hard for immigrants to obtain citizenship or residency if they have used food stamps, housing assistance, Medicaid or other public benefits - or if, in the judgment of immigration officials, they are likely to do so in the future.
The rule only applies to immigrants applying actively for a green card, not their family members.
The rule was initially set to go in effect in October previous year before it was blocked in lower courts.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, welcomed Monday's ruling.
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The new rule expands the "public charge" bar to anyone deemed likely to receive a much wider range of public benefits for more than an aggregate of 12 months over any 36-month period including healthcare, housing and food assistance.
In a 5-4 decision along ideological lines, the justices removed a nationwide injunction imposed by a NY U.S. district judge, freeing the administration to move forward with its "public charge" rule while myriad lawsuits are adjudicated.
Shortly before the rule was set to go into effect, judges in several states, including NY and California, issued preliminary injunctions blocking administration officials from enforcing it.
"Immigration officials will look at many factors to determine the likelihood of benefit receipt, including whether the immigrant's current family income is above 125% of the federal poverty level".
More than 100 companies including Twitter, Microsoft and LinkedIn filed an amicus brief on January 16, saying that Trump's public charge rule "creates substantial, unprecedented, and unnecessary obstacles for individuals seeking to come to the United States or, once here, to adjust their immigration status". Critics say it is created to limit the number of poor immigrants who enter the country.
Two other federal appeals courts previously lifted nationwide injunctions ordered by lower courts blocking the rule.
Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee who voted to lift the injunction, issued an opinion criticizing lower courts' "increasingly common" use of nationwide injunctions to halt government policies.
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