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A Federal judge in Oregon on Saturday, the trump-administration-rule, blocked the requirement that immigrants applying for U.S. visas, to prove that you have health insurance or afford medical costs in effect on Sunday.
U.S. district judge Michael Simon granted the injunction, while he is of the opinion that a Federal lawsuit on Wednesday to seven U.S. citizens and a non-profit organization, who claim the rule change would block almost two-thirds of all potential immigrants. It was not immediately clear if Simon would rule on the merits of the case.
TO RESTRICT TRUMP ADMIN, VISA FOR UNINSURED APPLICANTS
The White house announced last month that people, the immigrant Visa from abroad are excluded from entering the country, unless you are covered by health will, within 30 days of arrival, or sufficient financial resources to defray medical costs.
The prospective measure would not be for those who are already in the United States, nor to lawful permanent residence, asylum seekers, refugees or children would. However, it would apply to parents and spouses of U.S. citizens, the White house said.
The White house said in a statement at the time the proclamation was issued, that too many non-EU citizens were taking advantage of the country’s “generous public health programs”, and said: immigrants contribute to the problem of “uncompensated costs for health care.”
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“We are very grateful that the court recognized the need to block the health care immediately ban,” Justice Action Center senior legal representative Esther Sung said. “The ban would separate families and two-thirds of green-card-based immigration cut from tonight were not stopped by the ban.”
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Under the rule, insurance for short-term coverage or catastrophic and can be purchased individually or through an employer.
According to the non-partisan Migration Policy Institute, 57 percent of the U.S. immigrant private health insurance were born in the year of 2017, compared to 69 percent of U.S. citizens who had private health insurance, and 30 percent of immigrants had a statutory health insurance versus 36 percent of people born in the country.
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From 2013 to 2017, the rate for immigrants insured person fell by 12 per cent, from 32 to 20 percent, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, according to the think-tank.
About 1.1 million people received green cards for permanent residence in the United States each year.
Earlier this year, the administration of comprehensive changes to regulations that deny green cards for migrants, which have blocked some forms of public support, but the courts made the measure.
Fox News’ Morgan Phillps and The Associated Press contributed to this report.