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Trump will deny migrants who cannot afford medical care to enter the US

October 5, 2019


The White House has announced Friday that the Administration of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, will deny visas to migrants who cannot prove that they will have medical insurance or are able to pay for medical care once they become permanent residents of the country, as reported by the newspaper 'The New York Times'.

The president has signed a proclamation, which will enter into force on November 3, which consulates officials to prohibit the entry of migrants who want to live in the United States unless “they are covered by health insurance approved “or can demonstrate that they have” the financial resources to reasonably pay for medical care. ”

Trump has justified the measure by claiming that legal migrants are more likely than US citizens to lack health insurance, making them a burden for hospitals and taxpayers in the country.

“The United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of foreigners who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their medical care,” he said, according to the newspaper. “Migrants entering this country should not dirty our health care system anymore,” he added.

The measure is the last step in the efforts of Trump's chief immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, and other members of the US Administration to limit what they claim are financial burdens by allowing migrants to enter the country.