An Oregon federal judge on Saturday blocked a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants to apply for U.S. visas to prove they have health insurance or can afford medical expenses to take effect on Sunday.
USA. District Judge Michael Simon approved the provisional restraining order until he believes a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by seven U.S. citizens and a nonprofit organization that say the rule change will block nearly two-thirds of all future legal immigrants. It was not immediately clear when Simon would rule on the merits.
Trump Admin Visa Restrictions on Unforgettable Applications
The White House announced last month that people seeking immigrant visas from abroad will be barred from entering the country unless they are covered in security by cover. within 30 days of entry or have sufficient financial resources to pay for medical expenses.
The prospective measure will not apply to those already in the United States, nor will it apply to legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees or children. However, this will apply to parents and spouses of American citizens, the White House said.
The White House said in a statement at the time the proclamation was issued that too many non-citizens were benefiting from the country's "generous public" health programs, "and said that immigrants were contributing to the problem of" uncompensated health care costs. "
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Under the rule, insurance can be short-term or catastrophic and can be purchased individually or provided by an employer.
According to the Non-Party Institute for Migration Policy, 57 percent of U.S. immigrants had private health insurance in 201
Click here to get the application of FOX NEWS  From 2013 to 2017, the uninsured rate for immigrants dropped 12 percent, from 32 to 20 percent, because of the Brain Trust Act.
About 1.1 million people get green cards to become permanent residents of the United States, each one of you
Earlier this year, the administration made extensive changes to regulations that would deny immigrants green cards that use some forms of public assistance, but the courts have blocked this measure.
Morgan Phillps of Fox News and Associated Press contributed to this report.