Rule Requiring Immigrants Have Health Insurance Put on Hold

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A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Saturday preventing a Trump administration policy requiring immigrants have health care insurance from taking effect this past Sunday.  President Trump issued a proclamation last month that, when in effect, would prevent immigrant visas from being issued to immigrants who could not prove they have health insurance coverage or the ability to pay for “reasonably foreseeable medical costs”.   Experts estimated that the rule change could reduce legal immigration by up to 65 percent.

The temporary restraining order prevents the Trump administration from enforcing the rules of proclamation while the case is heard in court.  Arguments in the case should begin soon.  The restraining order is in place for 28 days while the plaintiffs make their case.  If the proclamation were to take effect, it is not clear how the new policies would be implemented.  The proclamation does not identify what constitutes “reasonably foreseeable medical costs” are, nor what “financial resources” could prove the ability to pay for medical costs.

According to expert, the proclamation would have an immediate impact on family immigration, most notably on the parents and spouses of U.S. citizens.  Plaintiffs in the legal case are arguing that implementing the proclamation would cause irreparable harm to the U.S. citizens sponsoring visas for their family.

See the full news article here.

The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth monitors any possible changes in immigration policy so we can best serve our clients.  If you or a family members is seeking to immigrate to the United States, our immigration attorneys can help you find the best possible opportunities.  Call us today at 888-517-9888 for a free consultation.

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