US top court sides with Trump on immigrant welfare benefits Jan 29, 2020 0 1005 12345 AFPWashingtonThe US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to proceed with a rule that aims to deny permanent residency and citizenship to immigrants who claim welfare benefits.The top chamber’s five conservative justices outvoted their four progressive colleagues to support a request by President Donald Trump to lift a New York court injunction that had blocked the rule’s application.Trump has made clamping down on immigrants a cornerstone of his presidency, and ruling is the latest by the Supreme Court in favour of his migrant-related policies.The White House lauded the ruling, calling it a “massive win for American taxpayers, American workers, and the American Constitution” in a statement.Under the changes, the 22 million non-citizen residents of the United States using food stamps, public healthcare and other welfare will not be able to obtain green cards or US citizenship, according to the White House. RELATED ARTICLES China virus death toll hits 106 as contagion spreads abroad Jan 29, 2020 0 1299 Thousands rally in Pakistan to demand release of rights activist Jan 29, 2020 0 1055 French firefighters demand better conditions in fiery Paris protest Jan 29, 2020 0 144 US, Japan, other countries set to evacuate citizens from China’s Wuhan city AFP Hong Kong Thousands of foreigners are among millions of people stuck in the central Chinese city of Wuhan as the country struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed 106 lives .. US forces recover bodies from jet crash site in Afghanistan Ghazni, Afghanistan: US forces in helicopters recovered the remains on Tuesday of the crew killed when one of its military jets went down in a Taliban-controlled area, hours after Afghan forces trying to reach the .. US developing vaccine against China virus, urges more cooperation, transparency AFP Washington The United States said on Tuesday it was developing a vaccine against a deadly virus that originated in China, and urged Beijing to step up its cooperation with international health authorities. The US ..