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Learn More About AILA's Lawsuit Halting the Presidential Proclamation Requiring Health Insurance

December 20, 2019

The 9th Circuit issued an order denying the government's request for an emergency temporary stay of the district court’s order preliminarily enjoining Presidential Proclamation No. 9945, “Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System.” The court scheduled oral argument on the government's motion for a stay pending appeal for January 9, 2020.


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.

Read AILA, Justice Action Center, Latino Network, and Innovation Law Lab's press release: Civil Rights Coalition Successfully Enjoins Presidential Health Insurance Proclamation


November 22, 2019

AILA, the Justice Action Center, and the Innovation Law Lab, with the pro bono assistance of Sidley Austin LLP, are in court to present arguments on a motion for a preliminary injunction, which would halt the ban for a more extended period of time, and a motion for class certification. If both are granted, the administration's healthcare ban will be prevented from taking effect. The judge may not rule today, but a decision will be issued before the temporary restraining order expires on November 30, 2019.

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November 8, 2019

AILA, the Justice Action Center, and the Innovation Law Lab, with Sidley Austin LLP providing pro bono assistance filed a motion for class certification. They request that the following class be certified:

  • Individuals in the United States who currently have an approved or pending petition to the United States government to sponsor a noncitizen family member for an immigrant visa, or who will soon file such a petition; and whose sponsored family member is subject to the Proclamation and unable to demonstrate to a consular officer’s satisfaction that he or she “will be covered by approved health insurance” within 30 days after entry or will be able “to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs” (“U.S. Petitioner Subclass”); and
  • Individuals who are foreign nationals who (i) have applied for or will soon apply to the United States government for an immigrant visa; (ii) are otherwise eligible to be granted the visa; but (iii) are subject to the Proclamation and unable to demonstrate to the satisfaction of a consular officer that they “will be covered by approved health insurance” within 30 days after entry or will be able “to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs” (“Visa Applicant Subclass”).

They also filed a motion for a preliminary injunction, requesting that the court enter a preliminary injunction preventing the government from implementing or enforcing Proclamation No. 9945, “Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System.”


November 2, 2019

Litigators from AILA, the Justice Action Center, and the Innovation Law Lab, with Sidley Austin LLP providing pro bono assistance, successfully halted implementation of the administration’s attempt to ban immigrants based on their ability to obtain health insurance upon arrival to the United States.

To learn more, read AILA’s press release: Civil Rights Coalition Halts Implementation of Presidential Proclamation Requiring Health Insurance


November 1, 2019

AILA, the Justice Action Center, and the Innovation Law Lab, with Sidley Austin LLP providing pro bono assistance, requested a temporary restraining order to halt implementation of the administration’s healthcare insurance ban for immigrants before it is implemented on November 3, 2019.


October 30, 2019

Complaint filed by AILA, the Justice Action Center, and the Innovation Law Lab, with Sidley Austin LLP providing pro bono assistance, to halt implementation of the administration’s healthcare ban for immigrants of October 4, 2019. (Doe, et. al. v. Trump, et. al., 10/30/19)

To learn more, read AILA’s press release: Civil Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit to Halt Implementation of Presidential Proclamation’s Healthcare Ban

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19103090.