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Trump issues proclamation to deny visas to immigrants who can’t pay for health care by Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN

October 9, 2019 Comment: 0

Washington (CNN) – President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Friday that will bar immigrant visa applicants from entering the United States unless they can prove they will have health insurance or the means to pay for medical care.

Visa applicants will have to prove to consular officials that they will be covered by an approved health insurance within 30 days of entry into the US or possess the financial means to “pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs.” The new requirement could make it more difficult for people — particularly ones without financial means — to immigrate to the US. It will take effect on November 3.
“Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs,” Trump said in the proclamation. Read full article by Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN.

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