Attorney General James Leads Coalition Fighting To Ensure Immigrants Can Continue To Enter U.S.

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 02/06/2020 - 17:18

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today took efforts to fight three actions the Trump Administration is taking to further restrict the approval of visas for immigrants seeking to enter the United States. First, Attorney General James co-led a coalition of 22 attorneys general from around the nation, as well a handful of local municipalities, in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in support of a number of nationwide immigration advocates and individuals. Attorney General James and the coalition are pushing for an immediate halt to the implementation of these new rules that aim to deny green cards and visas to immigrants who are likely to use government assistance programs in the future. These new rules also deny green cards and visas to those who cannot guarantee that they will have certain types of private health insurance within 30 days of arriving in the United States or alternatively have the means to pay for any foreseeable medical costs that may arise during their time in the United States.

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