Biden Revokes Trump Order Barring Immigrants Who Cannot Afford Health Care

Headline Roundup May 16th, 2021

President Joe Biden reversed a 2019 executive order by former President Donald Trump that would have prevented immigrants from obtaining visas unless they proved they could obtain health insurance or pay for health care. “My Administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare,” Biden stated Friday. “we can achieve that objective...without barring the entry of noncitizens who seek to immigrate lawfully to this country but who lack significant financial means or have not purchased health insurance coverage from a restrictive list of qualifying plans.” The action is the latest of Biden's efforts to roll back the previous administration's policies; also on Friday, the White House made public an executive order revoking Trump's order to construct a “National Garden of American Heroes."

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Biden Revokes Trump Order Barring Immigrants Who Cannot Afford Health Care

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President Joe Biden on Friday shot down a Trump proclamation that blocked potential immigrants deemed to be a “financial burden” on the nation’s health care system from coming to the United States, saying it didn’t align with U.S. interests.

“My Administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare,” Biden said in a statement. “We can achieve that objective, however, without barring the entry of noncitizens who seek to immigrate lawfully to this country but who lack significant financial means or have not purchased health insurance coverage from a...

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From the Right
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President Joe Biden rescinded former President Donald Trump's executive order that would have denied visas to immigrants who were viewed as a financial "burden" to the U.S. healthcare system.

The White House announced Friday afternoon that it would not go forward with the Trump administration's plan because it "does not advance the interests" of the United States. The move is the latest in a string of reversals of Trump policies and protocols to restrict both legal immigration and asylum-seekers, following Biden's earlier decisions to halt border wall construction, increase the...

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President Biden on Friday revoked a 2019 proclamation signed by then-President Trump that prevented immigrants from obtaining visas unless they proved they could obtain health insurance or pay for health care.

Biden said in his own proclamation signed Friday afternoon that the October 2019 order "does not advance the interests of the United States."

“My Administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare,” Biden's proclamation states. “We can achieve that objective, however, without barring the entry of noncitizens who seek to immigrate lawfully to this country but who...

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