Last Friday, a proclamation issued by the White House revealed that Trump will deny visas to asylum seekers who cannot afford health care coverage as foreigners prove that they have enough sources to afford their own health-care expenses before moving the US.
The new policy released last Friday just 13 months before Election Day that shows that President Donald Trump is going through impeachment inquiry and escalating his efforts to execute his promises to control immigration.
Trump will deny the visas to make sure of the availability of health care coverage for Americans. Adding that “taxpayers bear substantial cost” in paying for medical charges of those who lack health insurance.
According to Trump, “Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our health care system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs.”
As per analysts’ views, the announcement seems to target family-based migration that the Trump government and White House senior advisor, Stephen Miller, have been failed to convince Congress to reduce. New policies appear to favor richest asylum seekers with proficient skills over those immigrants belong to developed countries like Latin America.
The White House announcement appears as the government is also trying to execute a new ‘public charge’ policy that aims to reject green cards and U.S. citizenship to poor asylum seekers.
To get a visa, immigrants will be required to prove that they will be covered by “approved health insurance”.
Former White House official in the Obama administration, Doug Rand has told that new policy will affect those who are immediate relatives (parents, spouses, and siblings) of American citizens and waiting overseas for a visa to move to the US while children are not supposed to follow the new rule.
He also stated that the immigrants already in the country will not be required to follow the new policies.
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