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The U.S. has been sued over Trump’s health insurance requirement for immigrants.

A non-profit and citizens in Portland, Oregon filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that the president’s decision to require prospective immigrants to have health insurance violates separation of powers and is an attempt to override the will of Congress in the realms of immigration and healthcare. The lawsuit is seeking class-action status and to block the rule from going into effect while litigation is ongoing. The rule will apply to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad and is set to take effect on Sunday, November 3.

Thirteen States File Lawsuit over Trump ‘Public Charge’ Rule

The Hill reports that 13 states led by Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule. The complaint states, “The rule is arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion because—among other reasons—it reverses a decades-old, consistent policy without reasoned analysis.”

CNN: Supreme Court Blocks 2020 Census Citizenship Question in Setback for Trump Administration

CNN reports that the Supreme Court has blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census for the time being. Writing for a 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts concluded that there was sufficient reason for concern about why the Commerce Department wanted to add the question. President Trump tweeted that he has asked lawyers whether it’s possible to delay the census.

Trump Administration Ending In-Person Interpreters at Immigrants’ First Hearings

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the administration is preparing to replace in-court interpreters at initial immigration court hearings with videos informing asylum seekers and other immigrants facing deportation of their rights. Advocates have raised concerns that the move could jeopardize immigrants’ due-process rights, add confusion, and potentially make the system less efficient by causing more individuals to go underground or appeal cases.

residential Memo Seeks to Deny Asylum Seekers Fundamental Human Rights

The White House released a presidential memo directing DHS and DOJ to issue regulations that would dramatically alter how asylum seekers obtain protection in the United States and dilute their rights during that process.

Trump Officials Discussed Deporting Families

The Associated Press reports that DHS officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the United States in a flashy show of force. The proposal was intended to deter other migrants but was put aside at the time because of concerns about diverting resources from the border, a lack of detention space, and the possibility of renewed public outrage over treatment of families.

White House Issues Memo on Combating High Nonimmigrant Visa Overstay Rates

the White House issued a presidential memorandum on combating high nonimmigrant visa overstay rates. Among other things, the president ordered that within 120 days of the memo’s date, the secretary of state, in consultation with the attorney general and secretary of homeland security, shall make recommendations to reduce the B‑1 and B‑2 nonimmigrant visa overstay rates of certain countries.

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