(CNN) – U.S. President Joe Biden has changed the Trump administration’s mandate that visa applicants pay for health insurance or health care.
“My administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable health care. However, we can achieve that goal without barring non-citizens who seek legal immigration to this country but who do not have significant financial means or who have not purchased health insurance from a restricted list of eligible programs,” he says. Pitton’s Declaration.
Trump’s order, It aired in late 2019 It never came into force, which faced immediate legal challenges from lawyers and activists, arguing that it would prevent thousands of immigrants from entering the United States.
This change is the latest in a series of moves by the Biden administration to reverse Trump’s policies that barred immigration to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security has also halted Trump-era changesGeneral feeIc It is difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use certain public benefits such as medical assistance, food stamps and home vouchers.