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Health Insurance Requirements for Admission of New Green Card Holders

On Friday evening October 4, 2019 at 7pm the Trump Administration issued a proclamation stating that starting November 3, 2019, it would suspend and limit entry of new immigrants (those who apply for green cards through US consulates overseas) unless the foreign national will be covered by a form of approved health insurance (as defined in the proclamation) within 30 days of entering the US, or unless the foreign national possesses the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs.  While the form and timeline of this new rule is unexpected, such an expansion of new public charge rules to green card cases from US consulates was anticipated.  This rule has many exceptions and exclusions and thus we strongly advise consultation with an experienced immigration attorney if you are subject or need clarification.  Please note litigation or delayed implementation is possible.  For more information see https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-will-financially-burden-united-states-healthcare-system/ and https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2019-10-07/trump-proclamation-could-bar-an-estimated-two-thirds-of-legal-immigrants

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