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US judge blocks Trump's health insurance rule for immigrants

1 year 1 month 8 hours ago Saturday, November 02 2019 Nov 2, 2019 November 02, 2019 5:45 PM November 02, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, has put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas.
 
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon on Saturday granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the rule from going into effect Sunday.
 
Seven U.S. citizens and a nonprofit organization filed the lawsuit on Wednesday contending the rule would block nearly two-thirds of all prospective legal immigrants.
 
The lawsuit also says the rule would greatly reduce or eliminate the number of immigrants who enter the United States with family-sponsored visas.
 
The rule is the Trump administration's latest effort to limit immigrant access to public programs while trying to move the country away from a family-based immigration system to merit-based system.

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