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A Federal Judge Temporarily Blocked Trump’s Plan To Block Immigrants

19:15, Monday, 04 November, 2019
A Federal Judge Temporarily Blocked Trump’s Plan To Block Immigrants

A federal judge in Oregon temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy Saturday that was set to bar the entry of immigrants applying for visas who could not prove that they would be able to obtain health insurance within 30 days of entering the United States.

Federal Judge Michael Simon issued a temporary restraining order that stops the administration from implementing the order as planned on Sunday. Trump’s proclamation applied to those who apply for immigrant visas abroad and do not have health insurance set up within a month after their entry or the financial means to pay for medical costs.

The judge is expected to hear the full merits of the case in the near future.

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