- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A U.S. judge in Oregon has granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa.

U.S. District Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion Tuesday that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts.

Simon issued an emergency restraining order on Nov. 3 to prevent the rule from taking effect after seven U.S. citizens and a nonprofit organization sued, saying the rule would block nearly two-thirds of all prospective legal immigrants.


TOP STORIES
At Army-Navy game, Trump touts waiver that lets military athletes go pro, then serve
Franklin Graham calls on nation to pray for Trump as impeachment effort gains speed
Jussie Smollett hit with felony charge in attack hoax


The proclamation signed by President Trump in October applies to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad — not those in the U.S. already.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide