Today, the US Supreme Court issued a decision overturning the nationwide injunction against the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) public charge rule. The rule will exclude immigrants with disabilities from this country and discourage those already in the US from using critical public benefits, including the Medicaid-funded home and community based services many disabled people rely on to fully participate in their communities.
Today’s decision means that DHS can implement the rule while the Courts of Appeals review whether it is illegal. Allowing this rule to go into effect will serve to spread confusion and fear among immigrant communities and will allow illegal discrimination to go unchecked while litigation is ongoing.
Read our full statement here. More background information on the rule and the latest updates on litigation can be found here. For more on how DHS’ public charge rule will affect people with disabilities, check out our fact sheet and explainer.