White House Proclamation to Deny Entry of Immigrant Visa Applicants Unable to Meet New Health Insurance Requirements – Halted

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By: Armando Escobedo; Jacqueline Valle

SUMMARY

On November 2, 2019, the U.S. District Court in Portland, OR issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the White House Proclamation that would deny entry to immigrant visa applicants if they are unable to meet the new health insurance requirements.

What to Expect?

The administration’s policy regarding new health insurance requirements for immigrant visa applicants will not be implemented until the U.S. District Court in Portland considers the full merits of the case, Doe v. Trump, in the coming days and weeks.

What are the Health Insurance Requirements?

Individuals that are applying for an immigrant visa must demonstrate at the time of the consular interview, that they will be covered by approved health insurance within their first 30 days of entry into the U.S., or demonstrate the financial resources to cover any foreseeable medical costs.

As always, we will continue to monitor for any update on the implementation of the Presidential Proclamation on Healthcare Requirements.

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