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AILA Doc. No. 19103100 | Dated December 23, 2019
|On November 26, 2019, U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon granted the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction, thus enjoining the government from taking any action to implement or enforce Presidential Proclamation No. 9945, “Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System” until the court resolves the case on the merits or orders otherwise.|
On October 4, 2019, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants who “will financially burden the U.S. healthcare system,” effective at 12:01 am (ET) on November 3, 2019.
This means that, outside of very limited exceptions, if you have a client applying for an immigrant visa, including a diversity visa, on or after November 3, 2019, your client must demonstrate to the consular officer at the time of interview that he/she will be covered by approved health insurance within 30 days of entry into the United States or have the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs. According to DOS, inability to meet this requirement will result in the denial of the visa application.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19103100.