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Trump’s Immigrant Wealth Test Cleared to Start by Supreme Court

  • Court votes 5-4 to back administration on green card rule
  • Order comes while Roberts presides over impeachment trial
President Donald Trump 

President Donald Trump 

Photographer: Michael Reynolds/EPA/Bloomberg

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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared President Donald Trump’s administration to start enforcing its new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out green card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming dependent on government benefits.

In a 5-4 vote along ideological lines, the court blocked a New York federal judge’s ruling that was keeping the policy from taking effect while a legal fight goes forward.