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AILA Doc. No. 19103100 | Dated November 19, 2019
|On November 2, 2019, at 6:30 pm (ET), a district judge granted a temporary restraining order filed by AILA, the Justice Action Center, and the Innovation Law Lab, with Sidley Austin LLP providing pro bono assistance, halting implementation of the presidential proclamation.|
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.