COURT RULES AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH CARE BAN WILL NOT GO INTO EFFECT AT THIS TIME
On Friday, December 20th, the Ninth Circuit 2-1 denied the federal government an administrative stay of the pending appeal of the preliminary nationwide injunction in Doe v. Trump. The Trump administration had sought an emergency stay of the injunction granted on November 26, 2019, by the U.S. District Court in Portland, OR. If the court had ruled in favor do the government, it would have allowed for the immediate implementation of President Trump’s October 4 proclamation requiring legal immigrants to prove they hold an “approved” health insurance plan, or can pay for health care out of pocket, in order to be allowed entry to the U.S. This unconstitutional health care ban would affect approximately 375,000 people each year, immediately separate families from loved ones, harm businesses seeking to employ international talent, and undermine our nation’s commitment to equal rights. The Ninth Circuit agreed with the U.S. District Court in Portland, OR, and the proclamation remains enjoined and will not go into effect at this time.