Donald Trump, as President of the United States, has introduced an order on health insurance for immigrants coming to the United States. The White House announced on Friday that President Joe Biden had reversed his predecessor’s decision.

In a statement issued by the White House, Joe Biden said that the regime of former President Donald Trump was “not in the interest of the United States.”

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Reuters said that Trump issued an order in October 2019 that all potential immigrants must provide proof of US health insurance or sufficient funds to cover “reasonably expected medical costs” within 30 days of their arrival in the United States.

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Biden relaxes Trump’s immigration laws

A federal judge suspended the decision prior to its effective date. But in a ruling in December 2020, the US appeals court upheld Trump’s ruling. He said that this falls within the powers of the presidential executive authority.

Reuters said Biden took office a few weeks later, and his supporters asserted that the law had not gone into effect, adding that if it did, it would prevent up to two-thirds of legal immigrants from entering America.


Joe Biden has promised to pull out several immigration projects for Donald Trump. Among other things, it has lifted the ban on people from 13 Muslim-majority countries and African countries traveling to America. He also suspended the construction of a border wall with Mexico.

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