USA includes Poland to Visa Wavier Program

Henrietta Brewer
October 7, 2019

This will be effective from November 3.Trump made cracking down on immigration a key part of his 2016 presidential campaign platform.

Earlier in August, the United States government issued a rule that would deny permanent residence to the legal immigrants in the country who were considered to be a "public charge" by the authorities.

The entry for immigrants will be suspected, according to the proclamation, "unless the alien possesses the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs". Like many of Trump's immigration policies, it is likely to face swift legal challenges in federal courts.

Trump said he is taking the action to "protect the availability of health care benefits for Americans", and said "taxpayers bear substantial cost" in paying for medical expenses of people who lack health insurance.

Doug Rand, a former Obama official who worked on immigration policy, told CNN on Saturday that the policy would apply to some half a million people seeking green cards from overseas - most of whom will be the parents and spouses of USA citizens.

The US healthcare system, Trump said, is being hit hard by uncompensated care and the government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of immigrants who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs.

But it would apply to the spouses and parents of U.S. citizens.

The proclamation, issued by the White Home, mentioned it might not have an effect on any particular person's eligibility for asylum or refugee standing.

The proclamation is the latest effort by the Trump administration to limit the number of low-income immigrants coming to the United States.

"Poland is a country, great people, we have a lot of Polish Americans living in the United States".

When announcing the public charge rule in August, acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said it will encourage "self-reliance and self-sufficiency for those seeking to come to or stay in the United States".

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