Doe v. Trump

Cases

On February 6, 2020 DRC filed an Amicus Brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Doe v. Trump, a case challenging President Trump’s “Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System” (PP 9945).

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“DRC is very concerned that the Proclamation will disproportionately impact people with disabilities – including people with chronic health conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and/or physical disabilities,” says Andy Imparato, Executive Director, Disability Rights California

On February 6, 2020 DRC filed an Amicus Brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Doe v. Trump, a case challenging President Trump’s “Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System” (PP 9945). The Amicus is in support of Plaintiffs, who successfully challenged the Proclamation in District Court. Plaintiffs are represented by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Innovation Law Lab, Justice Action Center, and the Pro Bono Firm Sidley Austin LLP.

The Proclamation, if implemented, would bar entry of immigrants who cannot prove that they will have what the Proclamation identifies as “approved” health insurance within 30 days of entry. DRC’s brief argues that the Proclamation is discriminatory, and would bar entry for immigrants with disabilities, as well as not accomplish its purported goal of reducing “uncompensated care costs.”

Case Name: Doe v. Trump

Filed: February 6, 2020

Court: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Litigation

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