A federal judge has deemed that immigrants from other countries will not have to abide by policies that Americans have been forced to abide by under the Obama administration.
What type of policy are we talking about?
That would be a huge hot button issue in the upcoming 2020 election, which is health care.
From the Washington Examiner:
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from implementing a policy that would have obligated immigrants to obtain health insurance to qualify for visas.
United States District Court Judge Michael Simon, an appointee of President Barack Obama, issued the order Tuesday to stop the State Department from enforcing the measure, saying it violated federal immigration laws. Simon had temporarily blocked the rule this month.
The White House signaled in a statement that it would appeal the decision, saying, “We look forward to defending the president’s lawful action.”
“Congress plainly provided the president with broad authority to impose additional restrictions or limitations on the entry of aliens into the United States,” said Stephanie Grisham, White House press secretary.
Under the policy, announced in October, immigrants would need to get health insurance within 30 days of entering the U.S. or would need to show they have enough money to cover medical costs before getting visas that could lead to green cards. The proclamation would not have applied to refugees or immigrants seeking asylum, nor to children.
Isn’t it interesting that an Obama-appointed judge would rule that immigrants don’t need to purchase their own health insurance when Obamacare forced all Americans to have coverage, or to suffer a financial penalty?
Western Journal goes into detail about the hypocrisy below regarding the dreaded individual mandate:
If you didn’t buy insurance, you had to pay a fine.
This was morally passable then.
In fact, the Supreme Court found that it was legal.
That’s not to say it’s ethical — at least for people who are already in the country. However, it passed constitutional muster.
Given the broad powers that the president enjoys under immigration law — something that the Supreme Court has already ruled on via the president’s travel ban — asking that legal immigrants have the money to pay for their health care or have an insurance plan that pays for it makes no small amount of sense, particularly when you consider the burden imposed on our health care system.
One hopes — suspects, even — higher courts will consider this.
Until then, it’s worth noting the irony at play here.
This is a judge who wants immigrants to this country to have a freedom that American citizens didn’t have under the former president.
But who said that liberals make any kind of sense?
While President Trump is trying to fix the mess that Obamacare made, he’s got his hands full with liberals in full swing mode, trying to block everything he does to clean up their mess.
Already there are a number of liberal states trying to make sure that even if Trump succeeded in abolishing the federal individual mandate, they will will force Americans to abide by a state individual mandate.
After the 2018 dropping of the Federal penalty, the state penalty continues to exist in Massachusetts.
As of December 2018, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia passed legislation to penalize individuals for not having health insurance starting from 2019.
Vermont also passed similar legislation that would apply to years 2020 and onward. Other states that will likely consider similar measures in 2019 are Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, California, Washington, and Hawaii.
Can you believe that?
So although Americans are being forced to have insurance they don’t want or don’t need, immigrants will not be required to have anything at all.
It almost seems like Democrats are making it more beneficial to be illegally in this country than to be an actual citizen… what’s wrong with this picture?