Trump to block immigrants unable to pay for healthcare

WASHINGTON The US will block the entry of

immigrants without health insurance or the ability to pay for medical bills

President Donald Trump revealed Friday.

Consular officers will only be allowed to issue visas to prospective

immigrants who can prove they will not impose a substantial burden on the

US health care system according to a proclamation authored by Trump.

Lawful immigrants are about three times more likely than United States

citizens to lack health insurance Trump said in the proclamation.

Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare

system and subsequently American taxpayers with higher costs.

The measure will go into effect on November 3.

Trump made cracking down on immigration a key part of his 2016 presidential

campaign platform.

He has pushed wide ranging immigration law reforms while tasking

authorities with carrying out mass deportations of people in the US

illegally.

Last week Washington also announced plans to dramatically lower its ceiling

on a decades old refugee resettlement program by 40 percent.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)