Judge blocks health insurance requirement for immigrant-visa applicants

U.S. District Judge Michael Simon of Oregon temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule that sought to deny immigrant visas to people without health insurance or the financial resources to pay for care out of pocket, The Wall Street Journal reports.   

Mr. Simon blocked the rule Nov. 2, a stay that will last 28 days or until the next hearing Nov. 22, according to the report. He ruled that the policy could be unlawful and that the administration did not follow procedures for implementing rules. For example, details on the implementation of the rule were published Oct. 29, allowing just two days for comment. Typically the public comment process lasts two to three months, according to the report.   

The Trump administration also faces a class-action lawsuit over the policy.

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