On Friday, a federal judge heard arguments on whether to issue an injunction that would continue to block President Donald Trump’s health care proclamation for immigrants while the underlying lawsuit progresses. The proclamation would deny immigrant visas to applicants unless they are able to prove that they will be insured by an approved health insurance plan or can afford to cover their health costs. The proclamation was scheduled to go into effect Nov. 3, but was blocked by a federal court.

Key points:

  • The proclamation has not taken effect and is currently blocked by a temporary restraining order that is due to expire Nov. 30.
  • The court will decide before Nov. 30 whether to issue an injunction that would continue to block the proclamation from taking effect for the duration of the lawsuit.
  • The lawsuit was brought by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, nonprofit advocacy organizations and several U.S. citizens with foreign national family members who would likely be denied visas under the proclamation.

BAL Analysis: The proclamation is not in effect at this time, and a decision is expected by Saturday on whether it will continue to be blocked. BAL is following the lawsuit and will report developments as information becomes available.

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