Democrats picked a dangerous fight with Donald Trump.
It just backfired big time.
Now the Supreme Court hit Democrats with a gut-punch defeat that left them in ruins.
Before the coronavirus pandemic struck America Democrats focused their attention on trying to undermine Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” immigration agenda.
Then-candidate Trump promising to crack down on mass immigration that depressed American workers’ wages played a huge role in Trump’s 2016 election victory.
Democrats sought to turn this strength into a weakness by gumming up the works with lawsuit after lawsuit in an attempt to deny the President the ability to campaign on implementing his immigration policies.
That strategy took a big hit when the Supreme Court issued a one-sentence ruling denying the motion by New York City, New York State, Vermont, and Connecticut to block the administration’s “public charge rule” – which allowed the government to deny green cards to foreigners likely to end up on welfare or using other public benefit programs.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James fumed about the decision and promised a swift appeal in a lower court, which the Supreme Court did not block with its ruling.
“We will soon file an emergency motion in the Southern District of New York because our country cannot afford to wait,” James ranted. “The public charge rule threatens the public’s health, our economy, and all New Yorkers — citizens and non-citizens alike.”
The Trump administration argued that pouring low wage, low skill workers into the United States may have benefited the bottom line of big business – they thrive on cheap foreign labor – but this damages the bottom line of the United States government and means Americans workers must accept lower take-home pay if they hope to compete with low-cost foreign labor.
Acting Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said of the rule:
This rule enforces longstanding law requiring aliens to be self-sufficient, reaffirming the American ideals of hard work, perseverance, and determination. It also offers clarity and expectations to aliens considering a life in the United States and will help protect our public benefits programs.
Foreign nationals arriving in the U.S. as refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, domestic violence victims, and violent crime victims are not subject to the Public Charge rule.
The big business lobby and corporate interests have denounced the rule because they say they need welfare-dependent legal immigrants coming to the U.S. to grow the economy, create more consumers, and secure a never-ending flow of lower-wage foreign workers.
Donald Trump won in 2016 because he promised to put the forgotten men and women of America first.
Protecting the wages and jobs of American workers from predatory immigration policies drove record turnout in rural America that pushed Trump over the finish line in 2016.
This decision increases the likelihood that President Trump will be able to claim credit on the campaign trail for following through on his promises to put American workers first.
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