MCALLEN, Texas – The U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote lifting a nationwide injunction. That injunction utilizes financial status and the use of public assistance to determine green card eligibility for some migrants.
Officials with La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) say they are saddened by the decision. They call it a discrimination against the low-income community. Adding the ruling closes legal doors that exist, making it harder for those trying to come into the U.S. legally.
Martha Sanchez, Community Organizing Coordinator with L.U.P.E says, “Because what it says is that only wealthy people, educated people are going to be allowed in this country. Which we know that a lot of us came with nothing in our pockets. This is a country of opportunities where all of us come with a hunger to progress, to educate ourselves to become something in this country. Unfortunately, we are being judged by the possibility that we might need a little help.”
Sanchez also adds residents should not leave needed services and need to educate themselves on who is going to be affected first.