Health Experts Urge 9th Circ. To Undo Trump Green Card Rule

Law360 (February 1, 2021, 10:52 PM EST) -- A slew of health policy experts, law professors, medical associations and immigrant advocates urged the full Ninth Circuit to strike down a proclamation requiring green card applicants to prove they will have access to health insurance, arguing that the rule will harm immigrants' access to comprehensive medical care.

A split Ninth Circuit panel revived former President Donald Trump's proclamation in late December, with the majority finding that the rationale behind the measure — that uninsured immigrants would cost the U.S. money — was "adequate." Meanwhile, in a blistering dissent, U.S. Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima slammed the proclamation as a "major...

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