Last week, NJHSA and JFNA responded to a Presidential Proclamation that would restrict access to health care for incoming legal immigrants. Read the comment letter here.
This proclamation, known as an Information Collection Request (ICR), continues the Administration’s reforms to make income a pre-condition for legal entry to the United States. The ICR, signed on October 4th, was submitted for review and approval on October 30th to the Office of Management Budget by the White House, which only allowed the public 48 hours for comment. Similar to the Public Charge, the ICR is another effort to complicate coverage for legal immigrants and would likely result in an increase to uncompensated care levels and interfere with our agencies’ ability to hire qualified legal immigrants given its harsh restrictions.
We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, November 2nd, a temporary restraining order went into effect barring implementation of the ICR. Though this is not the end of the process as the court considers the full merits of the case Doe V. Trump in the coming weeks, it is a significant step forward.
Thank you to JFNA’s Strategic Health Resource Center for its leadership in identifying this issue and drafting the excellent comment in an extremely expedited time frame.
Please contact Washington Representative Darcy Hirsh with questions.