(NewsReady.com) – In 2019, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation protecting our healthcare system from uninsured immigrants. Now, he’s won a battle in court over the issue.
On December 31, 2020, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling allowing the president to prohibit immigrants from entering the country unless they either:
- have health insurance
- are able to buy it within 30 days
- have the financial means to pay medical bills
A federal court blocked the proclamation shortly after the president issued it, but the Ninth Circuit reversed that decision.
A federal appeals court ruled to lift a ban on President Trump’s proclamation that blocks #Immigrants from entering the US if they lack health insurance or the means to pay for hospital bills. https://t.co/jFEvunFINf
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) January 3, 2021
The court’s decision makes it easier for the government to prevent people who will be a burden on society from entering the country. Stricter immigration control and stopping those who don’t have the means to support themselves has been a goal of the Trump administration. By restricting people who can’t pay for their own medical treatment from entering America, the president is also helping an already overburdened healthcare system.
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