Published: Tue, November 05, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

Judge blocks Trump rule requiring prospective immigrants have health insurance

Judge blocks Trump rule requiring prospective immigrants have health insurance

On Saturday night, Judge Michael Simon of the U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore., issued a restraining order to block the new policy before it was to be implemented Sunday.

The federal judge, in OR states, has schedule the next hearing in the case for November 22.

The OPB quoted an official of the Innovation Law Lab saying that about 65 percent of immigrants who apply for entry into the United States through its long-standing family-based immigration system would be shut out of the country if the rule is enforced.

Justice Action Center senior litigator Esther Sung told WQAD News 8 "The ban would separate families and cut two-thirds of green-card-based immigration starting tonight, were the ban not stopped".

President Donald Trump signed the proclamation in October for the rule that pertains to people who are already overseas and seeking visas, and not those who are already in the country. Exempt are asylum-seekers, refugees and non-citizen children of USA citizens.

A federal judge in OR has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from requiring immigrants seeking visas to demonstrate healthcare coverage.

This policy is part of Mr. Trump's efforts to move the United States out of the family-centred immigration system. However, it would apply to parents and spouses of US citizens, the White House said. Unlike the president, these judges controlling our immigration policies from the bench are not accountable to the American people.

In a statement provided to the Washington Post, press secretary Stephanie Grisham said: "It is wrong and unfair for a single district court judge to thwart the policies that the president determined would best protect the United States health care system".

Under the government's visa rule, the required insurance can be bought individually or provided by an employer and it can be short-term coverage or catastrophic.

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From 2013 to 2017, the uninsured rate for immigrants dropped 12 percent, from 32 to 20 percent, due to the Affordable Care Act, according to the think tank. Visas are also known as green cards and officially as Permanent Resident Cards.

"Countless thousands across the country can breathe a sigh of relief today because the court recognized the urgent and irreparable harm that would have been inflicted in the absence of a TRO", Jesse Bless, director of federal litigation at AILA, said.

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