UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — US President Donald Trump issued a presidential declaration late Friday banning immigrants without health insurance or unable to pay for their health care from entering the United States to spare the US health system and taxpayers an additional burden.
Under the text, only immigrants who can prove they will “not be a big burden” on the US health care system are allowed to obtain a visa to the United States.
“Immigrants entering our country should not burden our health care system and, therefore, the US taxpayers,” the presidential declaration said.
According to the text, regular immigrants are three times more likely than US citizens to find themselves without health insurance.
The procedure takes effect on 3 November.
“The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants seeking a better life, and we need to maintain that tradition while addressing the challenges facing our health care system,” the presidential declaration said.
The Republican president has made combating illegal immigration and visa restrictions for foreigners one of the main pillars of his policy.
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