Saturday, May 15, 2021

President Biden Continues Trump Rollbacks

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As President Biden continued to rollback Trump administration measures, he has withdrawn a Trump executive order intended to block the entry of immigrants into the United States who were deemed to be a "financial burden" on the health care system.  

“My Administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare,” Biden said in a statement revoking the order. “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 restrictive list of qualifying plans."

Here is President Biden's proclamation.  It begins as follows:

"The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 of October 4, 2019 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System, in Order To Protect the Availability of Healthcare Benefits for Americans), does not advance the interests of the United States.  My Administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare.  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 restrictive list of qualifying plans.  The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 is also in tension with the policy set forth in section 1 of Executive Order 14012 of February 2, 2021 (Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans)."

KJ

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