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Health Coverage and Care for Immigrants

Appendix A: Lawfully Present Immigrants by Qualified Status
Qualified Immigrant Categories Other Lawfully Present Immigrants
  • Lawful permanent resident (LPR or green card holder)
  • Refugee
  • Asylee
  • Cuban/Haitian entrant
  • Paroled into the US for at least one year
  • Conditional entrant granted before 1980
  • Granted withholding of deportation
  • Battered non-citizen, spouse, child, or parent
  • Victims of trafficking and his/her spouse, child, sibling or parent or individuals with pending application for a victim of trafficking visa
  • Member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or American Indian born in Canada
  • Granted Withholding of Deportation or Withholding of Removal, under the immigration laws or under the Convention against Torture (CAT)
  • Individual with Non-immigrant Status, includes worker visas, student visas, U-visa, T-visa, and other visas, and citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)
  • Deferred Action Status, except for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who are not eligible for health insurance options
  • Lawful Temporary Resident
  • Administrative order staying removal issued by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Resident of American Samoa
  • Applicants for certain statuses
  • People with certain statuses who have employment authorization
SOURCE: “Coverage for lawfully present immigrants,” HealthCare.gov, https://www.healthcare.gov/immigrants/lawfully-present-immigrants/, accessed July 2017.
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