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Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Health Insurance Requirement for Immigrant Visa Applicants

On November 2, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued a temporary restraining order, blocking the Trump administration from enforcing a recent presidential proclamation requiring health insurance for immigrant visa applicants. The proclamation, which had been scheduled to take effect on November 3, 2019, would have required certain immigrant visa applicants to prove that within 30 days of their entering the United States they would have approved health insurance or that they otherwise possessed the “financial resources” to cover “reasonably foreseeable medical costs.”

The restraining order will remain in effect for 28 days. In the meantime, the court will hear arguments on November 22, 2019, to determine if the proclamation warrants a preliminary injunction.

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Melissa Manna, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Raleigh, Immigration Practice Group Writer
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Melissa Manna is an Immigration Practice Group Writer. Her primary focus is writing and editing legal articles relating to immigration for the firm’s online and print publications, websites, and newsletters.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Melissa spent 9 years as in-house counsel at TowerCo, one of the largest independent wireless tower companies in the U.S., representing the company in all aspects of commercial real estate. During that time she managed due diligence, advised and implemented risk management solutions, and closed transactions...

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