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Key witness in Amber Guyger murder trial shot and killed days after guilty verdict

A key witness in the murder trial of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was shot and killed at an apartment complex late Friday, according to an attorney representing the family of the man Guyger shot.

“Joshua Brown, the next-door neighbor of [Botham Jean], was killed last night after being shot several times by an unknown assailant,” S. Lee Merritt posted to social media on Saturday.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the 28-year-old Brown was found with multiple gunshot wounds at the complex near the city’s Medical District at around 10:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

The paper reported that witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and saw a silver four-door sedan speeding out of the complex parking lot.

“An ADA [assistant district attorney] has confirmed that it was, in fact, Brown who was killed, although they have yet to identify a suspect or motive for the shooting,” Merritt said. “The case is now in the hands of the Dallas Police Department.”

Brown lived across the hall from Jean at the South Side Flats apartments and testified in court about the night Jean was killed.

“Brown’s testimony stood out as a fact witness who was approaching his apartment directly across from Botham Jean’s apartment when shots rang out,” Merritt said. “Brown was still visibly shaken up from the incident when he took the stand to testify on behalf of the prosecution. His murder underscores the reality of the black experience in America.”

Merritt said Brown was a former athlete turned entrepreneur, and he “lived in constant fear that he could be the next victim of gun violence, either state-sanctioned or otherwise.”

AMBER GUYGER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN SHOOTING THAT KILLED BOTHAM JEAN IN DALLAS; VICTIM’S BROTHER HUGS HER IN COURT

“We have more work to do deal with the constant threats to our community both from within and without. Brown deserves the same justice he sought to ensure the Jean family,” the lawyer said. “The Dallas County criminal justice system must [be] mobilized to identify his killer and see that he is held accountable for this murder.”

Dallas County prosecutor Jason Hermus, who headed up the prosecution of Guyger, told The Morning News that Brown “bravely came forward to testify when others wouldn’t.

“If we had more people like him, we would have a better world.”

Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for killing Jean on the night of Sept. 6, 2018. The four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department was fired and charged with manslaughter after she entered Jean’s apartment, believing it to be her own, and shooting him twice in the belief he was a burglar.

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Joshua Brown testifies in the murder trial of Amber Guyger on Sept. 24. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

Guyger was still in uniform at the time but was off-duty, having just finished a 13-hour shift

She allegedly parked on the fourth floor of the apartment complex by accident, even though she lived on the third floor.

According to the police arrest warrant affidavit that recounted Guyger’s recollection of events, she entered Jean’s apartment through the partially ajar front door and drew her gun when she saw “a large silhouette” in what she believed was her apartment. Jean ignored Guyger’s verbal commands and she shot him.

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The case drew national attention and outrage, highlighting racial tensions between the black community and law enforcement and causing many to question the use of deadly force by white officers against black people.

Guyger’s sentence also sparked anger over what many considered to be a light sentence.

“That 10 years in prison is 10 years for her reflection and for her to change her life, but there is much more to be done by the city of Dallas,” Jean’s mother, Allison, said. “The corruption that we saw during this process must stop and it must stop for you. After now, I leave Dallas but you live in Dallas, and it must stop for everyone.”

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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Erdogan threatens military action in Syria, US-backed group vows ‘all-out war’ if attacked

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Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that his country will soon launch an “air and ground military operation” east of the Euphrates River in northeastern Syria, prompting the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to promise “all-out war” if they face an unprovoked attack.

Ankara has accused the U.S. of not doing enough to expel Syrian Kurdish fighters from the border region, and could take matters into their own hands “as soon as today or tomorrow,” Erdogan said. The U.S.-backed SDF, led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), said it wanted stability but would not hesitate to respond to an attack.

“However, we will not hesitate to turn any unprovoked attack by Turkey into an all-out war on the entire border to DEFEND ourselves and our people,” SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali tweeted Saturday.

SYRIA DEMANDS WITHDRAWAL OF US, TURKISH TROOPS, WARNS OF ‘COUNTERMEASURES’

Erdogan’s announcement came just two days after U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, discussed tensions in the region.

“Secretary Esper and Minister Akar acknowledged the progress made on the implementation of a security mechanism in northeast Syria and affirmed the mechanism as the way to secure the border in a sustainable manner, ensure the Global Coalition can prevent an ISIS resurgence, and remain fully committed to the close coordination of military operations,” Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

Turkey views the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has waged an insurgency against Turkey for 35 years. Ankara and Washington consider the PKK a terror group but they diverge on the issue of the YPG, which forms the core of U.S.-backed Syrian forces against ISIS and is loosely linked with the SDF.

In August, Turkey and the U.S. reached a deal to carry out joint patrols and move Syrian Kurdish fighters away from the border. However, both nations disagree on the size of the area to be monitored by joint patrols, and also on who is to oversee it. Turkey wants its soldiers to monitor an area as deep as 19 miles. The U.S. and the Kurdish forces have identified an area only as deep as 9 miles deep.

TURKEY’S ERDOGAN THREATENS TO ‘OPEN THE GATES,’ ALLOW SYRIAN REFUGEES TO LEAVE FOR WESTERN COUNTRIES

Three joint U.S.-Turkish ground patrols have run since launching almost a month ago. Kurdish forces have moved away from the frontier and set up new local forces to control border posts, and dismantled fortifications considered a threat by Turkey.

“We gave all warnings to our interlocutors regarding the east of the Euphrates and we have acted with sufficient patience,” Erdogan said at the opening of his AK party’s annual camp, as reported by Reuters. “We’ve made our preparations, we’ve completed our operation plans, given the necessary instructions.”

The U.S European Command tweeted Saturday — apparently in response to the Turkish threats — saying the U.S. and Turkish militaries were already working “to address Turkey’s legitimate security concerns.”

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“The Department of Defense will be transparent as each phase of the security mechanism is implemented,” it said.

Turkey’s state-owned Anadolou Agency reported late Saturday that nine trucks loaded with armored vehicles and a bus carrying military personnel had been sent to a border district near the demilitarized zone. The convoy was sent to reinforce military units based on the Syrian border, according to Anadolou, and it was unclear whether they were tied to potential operations in Syria.

Erdogan said his country wants to send 2 million Syrian refugees now in Turkey to the area it has called a “safe zone.” But the Syrian Kurdish group administering the area said only those from the area can return — a number likely to be much smaller.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Pompeo might go down as the worst secretary of state in modern times

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Three dead after car drives through gate, hits barrier at Georgia Air Force base

Three men were killed late Friday when their vehicle drove through a gate at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and collided with a security barrier, base officials said.

The incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. when the vehicle approached the Russell Parkway gate, but failed to stop as ordered by the sentry.

As the car accelerated through the gate, security personnel activated the barrier, which the vehicle struck “at a high rate of speed.”

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Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third was transported to Houston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

“This is a tragedy which we all feel deeply at Robins Air Force Base. We will thoroughly investigate to determine the facts and circumstances and what can be learned from this tragedy”, said Col. Katrina Stephens, vice commander, 78th Air Base Wing. “Our thoughts are with the families of those lost.”

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The identities of the victims are being withheld until their families are notified. They were not affiliated with the base.

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An investigation is ongoing.

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Prince Harry sues 2 British tabloids over alleged voicemail hacking

Prince Harry is suing two British tabloid newspapers, accusing them of hacking his phone and stealing voice messages.

The claims against the Daily Mirror and The Sun were filed in the High Court of Justice on Harry’s behalf and involve “illegal interception of voicemail messages,” Buckingham Palace confirmed on Saturday to The Associated Press.

The announcement comes four days after Harry’s American wife Meghan Markle filed a claim against the Mail on Sunday and its parent company Associated Newspapers, alleging “the intrusive and unlawful publication of a private letter” written by the Duchess of Sussex. The Guardian reported that the letter was penned by Markle to her estranged father.

MEGHAN MARKLE SUES BRITISH TABLOID, PRINCE HARRY SPEAKS OUT: ‘MY DEEPEST FEAR IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF’

The Sun is owned by News Group Newspapers, a subsidiary of News Group — which is a sister company of Fox Corporation, which owns Fox News Group. The newspaper acknowledged Harry’s legal action. Reach plc, which owns the Daily Mirror, said it was “aware that proceedings have been issued” but hasn’t yet received notice of them.

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On Tuesday, Harry issued a statement condemning the “British tabloid press” for running a “ruthless campaign” against his wife “that has escalated over the past year.”

“Up to now, we have been unable to correct the continual misrepresentations — something that these select media outlets have been aware of and have therefore exploited on a daily and sometimes hourly basis,” Harry noted.

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Prince Harry, Meghan and their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during their royal tour of South Africa on Sept. 25, 2019, in Cape Town. (Photo by Toby Melville – Pool/Getty Images)

The prince also said his “deepest fear is history repeating itself.”

“I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces,” he said in a reference to his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a 1997 car crash while trying to elude paparazzi in Paris.

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British tabloid newspapers have paid millions of dollars to settle claims that their employees had hacked the phone voicemails of celebrities, politicians and others in the public eye.

Harry and William have long had a strained relationship with the press. They grew up in the spotlight and were young boys when their parents’ acrimonious divorce received wall-to-wall coverage.

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 Fox News’ Mariah Haas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Celtics’ Enes Kanter says he was harassed at mosque by Erdogan supporters

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter has claimed he was attacked and threatened at a Boston-area mosque on Friday by supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to ESPN, Kanter claimed that two men began “screaming” and “cursing” at him as he and teammate Tacko Fall attempted to leave the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge after Friday prayers. The mosque is a short drive from the Celtics’ practice facility.

“After the first practice [Friday], me and Tacko went to that mosque, because it was really close to our facility,” Kanter said on Saturday. “Our second practice was at 3 p.m. So I went to this mosque, we prayed and me and Tacko were about to leave and then we were just outside and there were just these two guys. You can see on the video they were just waiting for us. They were screaming, they were yelling, they were cursing.”

NBA STAR KANTER GETS ‘THREE OR FOUR DEATH THREATS EVERY WEEK’

“It was pretty crazy because this is America,” Kanter added. “You should be safe to come in a mosque and pray peacefully. It was the first time it’s happened to me in America, but it was definitely scary because I looked at Tacko and said, ‘Tacko, don’t worry about it. I’ve got it. We’re fine.’ But we were just waiting for our Uber, so it was crazy and scary.”

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Enes Kanter signed a two-year free agent contract with the Celtics this past summer. (AP Photo/John Leyba)

Kanter addressed the incident on Saturday morning before the Celtics held an open practice for fans at the TD Garden.

“What I’m doing is huge because I’m talking about human rights,” Kanter said. “I’m talking about democracy, freedom, freedom of speech, religion, and expression. I’m talking about justice. So, just because I’m talking about these issues and that stuff, I’m going to get threats? I’ll take that. I’ll be OK having security next to me 24/7. But those issues that I’m talking about is way bigger than myself and basketball.”

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Kanter, 27, has been an outspoken opponent of Erdogan’s government. He told Fox News in July 2018 that he receives “three or four death threats every week” due to his political views.

“With death threats – you just never know,” Kanter said at the time. “It’s pretty crazy. I used to take a screenshot of them, but after a while, I was getting so many, I decided I wasn’t going to bother and waste my time anymore. It’s pretty disgusting.”

In May 2017, Kanter called Erdogan the “Hitler of our century” after Turkish officials canceled his passport

In June 2018, the Turkish government sentenced Kanter’s father Mehmet to 15 years in prison and Kanter has previously declined to attend games outside the U.S. in London and Toronto due to fears over his safety. A Turkish TV station also refused to air the Western Conference Finals back in May because it featured the Portland Trail Blazers, for whom Kanter was playing at the time.

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Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Kanter signed a two-year, $9.8 million contract with the Celtics this past summer.

“Random American people I see at Walmart, the airport, restaurants – they tell me to keep standing up for my country, to keep fighting for freedom and human rights. That means a lot to me,” Kanter told Fox News last year. “When I speak out here, it puts my family in danger. But I really want people to understand what is going on. It is not just my family who is in danger. I am just trying to be a voice for these people. When I speak, the Turkish government hates it. They don’t want me to talk, so they put my family in jail so they can silence me.”

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. tweeted Saturday that he was “outraged” about what happened to Kanter.

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Celtics President Danny Ainge told Yahoo Sports on Saturday that he hasn’t had the chance to speak to Kanter directly about what happened.

“But he has been talked to by our staff and our people,” Ainge said. “There will be more communication going on with that.”

Fox News’ Hollie McKay contributed to this report.

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Pompeo Digs In: Blasts Ukraine Critics For ‘Silly Gotcha Game’

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration’s approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress, and called it typical of the transactional way countries deal with one another.

Pompeo said the focus from the media and commentators on President Donald Trump and Ukraine is “wrong” because it doesn’t “impact real people’s lives.”

“Instead they get caught up in some silly gotcha game,” he said, responding to a question from a Greek reporter after Pompeo delivered a speech on U.S.-Greece relations.

America’s top diplomat has backed the administration’s demand that Ukraine open inquiries into alleged corruption that could target former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and into possible interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He called it reasonable, responsible and necessary to target graft, ensure aid is spent properly, and protect America’s democracy.

Lawmakers have made Trump’s request in July that Ukraine investigate the Bidens the centerpiece of an impeachment investigation. A whistleblower complaint said that Trump sought to use military assistance for Ukraine as leverage to push President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden, a top Democratic rival.

He strongly defended the administration’s campaign to get Ukraine’s president to agree to a corruption investigation in return for a trip to Washington and the release of military aid.

“We know exactly what we were doing there,” Pompeo said. “We were trying to create a situation where there wouldn’t be a corrupt government. We wanted to make sure that they didn’t interfere in our election in 2016. We wanted to make sure that if we underwrote Javelin missile systems, something that the previous administration refused to do, we wanted to make sure we were doing this with a government that was straight up and would use that money for the things that it said it would use that money for.”

Supporters of the impeachment probe say the administration’s actions toward Ukraine raise the possibility that a president used the power of his office to get a foreign government to help him win re-election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched the formal inquiry last week, accusing the president of “betrayal of his oath of office,” betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of American elections

Asked whether Greece or other U.S. allies could expect similar political pressure from Washington, Pompeo said it was the normal way that governments deal with each one other.

“You’re going to come under enormous political pressure, let me assure you,” he said. “This is what we do. We work together in a political environment to achieve what the Greek people want. And America tries to advance its interests around the world.”

“When I talk to your foreign minister he pressures me all the time,” Pompeo said. “It is totally appropriate. Nations do this. Nations work together. They say ‘Boy, goodness gracious if you can help me with X, we’ll help you achieve Y.’ This is what partnerships do. It’s win-win.”

In Trump’s July telephone call with Ukraine’s president, Trump referred to a discredited conspiracy theory that aims to cast doubt on Russia’s role in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee and alleges that Ukraine had spread disinformation during the U.S. election.

Pompeo also said the State Department had responded to a congressional subpoena for him to produce Ukraine-related documents. He did not say what that response was. He had faced a Friday deadline to hand over the documents, but he suggested that he had not and would instead move to comply with the subpoena at his own pace.

“We’ll work through that process,” said Pompeo, a former congressman who was relentless in pursuing investigations into the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, which occurred during the Obama administration.

“I remember precisely once when I was on that side and we were looking for documents, I remember precisely how long it took for those documents to come across. … We’re going to be more responsive than the Obama administration was in the years that preceded this particular Congress.”

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Florida animal rescue groups launch desperate search to find disabled dog stolen with car

Florida animal rescue groups have stepped in to help a woman desperate to find her disabled dog after her car was stolen with the husky mix inside.

Wanda Ferrari had left the air conditioning on for her 13-year-old dog Zorra, whose back legs are paralyzed, while she popped into a Dollar Tree in Oakland Park, just north of Fort Lauderdale. When Ferrari returned, she found her car and dog had disappeared.

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Zorra. (Wanda D. Ferrari via AP)

Rescue groups such as Abandoned Dogs of Everglades have stepped in on Ferrari’s behalf and are asking everyone to spread Zorra’s picture and story. Abandoned Dogs of Everglades has also hired a pet detective and is now offering a $2,000 reward for returning the dog.

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“She’s been my whole life. I rescued her and she rescued me, Ferrari told CBS Miami, adding that the dog has been her constant companion as she fights a recurrence of breast cancer.

Zorra uses a pink wheelchair to walk but was lying on a pillow in the backseat of the car when it was stolen.

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“I was in shock. And you know, the shock wore off,” Ferrari continued. “And then, I was traumatized, and in tears, because my girl was in the back, you know. I’m like, ‘who would do that? Who would take a car with a dog?’ They probably didn’t know,”

“Whoever took the car, if you just need the car, that’s not a problem. Just please take care of my baby and let me know where to come get her.,” Ferrari pleaded. “Please, if you have her, please, just bring my baby, please bring her back. Just, just please, I don’t care about the car. Bring my baby back.”

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The car is a 2005 Volvo station wagon with Florida tag Z1JYV

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Trump order requires legal immigrants get health care coverage before entry into US

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Death. Danger. Rutas para llegar a los Estados Unidos. This is one week at the border and beyond that reveals a broken immigration system. USA TODAY

Those seeking to legally immigrate to the U.S. must have health insurance, President Donald Trump declared in a proclamation he signed Friday. 

“While our healthcare system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs,” reads the proclamation, which is set to take effect Nov. 3. “Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs.” 

It declares declares the entry of “aliens who will financially burden the United States healthcare system is hereby suspended.”

Anyone applying for an entry visa must show they will have coverage within 30 days of entering the country or that they have the money to cover “reasonably foreseeable medical costs.” It does not specify the dollar figure needed but says a consular officer would determine if an applicant met the requirements before issuing a visa and that the secretary of state might “establish standards and procedures.” 

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Refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, and Iraqis or Afghans seeking a Special Immigrant Visa, and those holding visas before Nov. 3 would all be exempt from the requirement. 

Approved health care plans under the proclamation include employer-sponsored plans, family members’ plans, catastrophic coverage, short-term coverage plans and Medicare plans. Migrants would not be able to use Medicaid plans or the subsidized plans offered on the state markets under the Affordable Care Act. 

The proclamation also calls for an interdepartmental report to be submitted within 180 days on the “Financial Burdens Imposed by Immigrants on the Healthcare System.” 

The text of Trump’s order states that “data show that lawful immigrants are about three times more likely than United States citizens to lack health insurance.” According to a September report from the Census Bureau, 6.8% of those born in the U.S. were uninsured in 2018, compared with 18.9% of those born in another country.

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Among the foreign-born who are naturalized citizens, the uninsured rate is 8.8% according to the census. Slightly more than half of those born outside of the U.S. are not citizens. According to a July study from the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 60% of those non-citizens entered the U.S. lawfully. Among them, the uninsured rate is 23%, the KFF study said. 

Immigrants rights groups decried the president’s proclamation. 

“Trump is yet again pointing the finger at immigrant communities to distract us from his scandals. This latest attack on immigrants is not good for hospitals, it’s not good for patients & it’s not good for the health & well-being of communities across the country,” tweeted the National Immigration Law Center

“This is the Trump administration’s latest attempt to restrict immigration to only the wealthy and use economic status to discriminate instead of trying to reunite families, ” said Karen Baynes-Dunning, interim president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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“Without the power to change U.S. law on his own, Trump is trying to find end runs around Congress and the legislative process to impose his will by fiat,” Julie Dinnerstein, an immigration lawyer with CUNY Citizenship NOW, told The New York Times

And the move was blasted by Democrats. 

“The United States doesn’t even offer guaranteed healthcare for *its own citizens,* yet wants to demand it from people of other national origins,” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “Hypocrisy, xenophobia, and barbarism all in one policy.” 

“It seems every day the Trump Administration reaches a new low of cruelty,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. “This rule will do nothing to help families struggling with high health care costs as a result of this Administration’s policies.” 

“Donald Trump is panicking, and using cruel attacks on immigrants to distract and sow fear. Immigrants contribute more to this country than Donald Trump or Stephen Miller ever could – and their hate won’t stop us from speaking out in defense of immigrants,” said former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, a 2020 presidential candidate. 

Trump adviser Stephen Miller has been one of the chief architects of Trump’s moves to cut immigration, both legal and illegal, into the U.S. 

The new restriction is part of a broader strategy to reduce the number of immigrants entering the U.S. In August, the administration issued a rule that would enable officials to deny green cards to migrants if they believe the recipients will receive public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid or housing vouchers. 

The proclamation says Trump has the power to issue such an order under sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act. One of those sections says the president can suspend “the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States” whose presence “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”

The same law was used to justify Trump’s ban on immigration from a group of predominantly Muslim nations as well as his attempt to block migrants from seeking asylum. 

Contributing: David Jackson and John Fritze, USA TODAY; The Associated Press 

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Trump order requires legal immigrants get health care coverage before entry into US

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Death. Danger. Rutas para llegar a los Estados Unidos. This is one week at the border and beyond that reveals a broken immigration system. USA TODAY

Those seeking to legally immigrate to the U.S. must have health insurance, President Donald Trump declared in a proclamation he signed Friday. 

“While our healthcare system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs,” reads the proclamation, which is set to take effect Nov. 3. “Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs.” 

It declares declares the entry of “aliens who will financially burden the United States healthcare system is hereby suspended.”

Anyone applying for an entry visa must show they will have coverage within 30 days of entering the country or that they have the money to cover “reasonably foreseeable medical costs.” It does not specify the dollar figure needed but says a consular officer would determine if an applicant met the requirements before issuing a visa and that the secretary of state might “establish standards and procedures.” 

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Refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, and Iraqis or Afghans seeking a Special Immigrant Visa, and those holding visas before Nov. 3 would all be exempt from the requirement. 

Approved health care plans under the proclamation include employer-sponsored plans, family members’ plans, catastrophic coverage, short-term coverage plans and Medicare plans. Migrants would not be able to use Medicaid plans or the subsidized plans offered on the state markets under the Affordable Care Act. 

The proclamation also calls for an interdepartmental report to be submitted within 180 days on the “Financial Burdens Imposed by Immigrants on the Healthcare System.” 

The text of Trump’s order states that “data show that lawful immigrants are about three times more likely than United States citizens to lack health insurance.” According to a September report from the Census Bureau, 6.8% of those born in the U.S. were uninsured in 2018, compared with 18.9% of those born in another country.

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Among the foreign-born who are naturalized citizens, the uninsured rate is 8.8% according to the census. Slightly more than half of those born outside of the U.S. are not citizens. According to a July study from the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 60% of those non-citizens entered the U.S. lawfully. Among them, the uninsured rate is 23%, the KFF study said. 

Immigrants rights groups decried the president’s proclamation. 

“Trump is yet again pointing the finger at immigrant communities to distract us from his scandals. This latest attack on immigrants is not good for hospitals, it’s not good for patients & it’s not good for the health & well-being of communities across the country,” tweeted the National Immigration Law Center

“This is the Trump administration’s latest attempt to restrict immigration to only the wealthy and use economic status to discriminate instead of trying to reunite families, ” said Karen Baynes-Dunning, interim president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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“Without the power to change U.S. law on his own, Trump is trying to find end runs around Congress and the legislative process to impose his will by fiat,” Julie Dinnerstein, an immigration lawyer with CUNY Citizenship NOW, told The New York Times

And the move was blasted by Democrats. 

“The United States doesn’t even offer guaranteed healthcare for *its own citizens,* yet wants to demand it from people of other national origins,” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “Hypocrisy, xenophobia, and barbarism all in one policy.” 

“It seems every day the Trump Administration reaches a new low of cruelty,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. “This rule will do nothing to help families struggling with high health care costs as a result of this Administration’s policies.” 

“Donald Trump is panicking, and using cruel attacks on immigrants to distract and sow fear. Immigrants contribute more to this country than Donald Trump or Stephen Miller ever could – and their hate won’t stop us from speaking out in defense of immigrants,” said former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, a 2020 presidential candidate. 

Trump adviser Stephen Miller has been one of the chief architects of Trump’s moves to cut immigration, both legal and illegal, into the U.S. 

The new restriction is part of a broader strategy to reduce the number of immigrants entering the U.S. In August, the administration issued a rule that would enable officials to deny green cards to migrants if they believe the recipients will receive public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid or housing vouchers. 

The proclamation says Trump has the power to issue such an order under sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act. One of those sections says the president can suspend “the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States” whose presence “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”

The same law was used to justify Trump’s ban on immigration from a group of predominantly Muslim nations as well as his attempt to block migrants from seeking asylum. 

Contributing: David Jackson and John Fritze, USA TODAY; The Associated Press 

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