President Trump's April 22, 2020 Executive Order: Proclamation Suspending for 60 Days, Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak The Trump administration has curtailed U.S. immigration over recent months, citing the COVID-19 health crisis as its reason. Given that consular posts' routine visa processing for many had been previously suspended, this order codifies, for 60 days, many of the restrictions that have already been in place. As written, this Executive Order applies only to foreign nationals applying for immigrant visas (green cards) from abroad. It impacts the immigration of parents, adult children and siblings of U.S. citizens,. and of spouses and children of permanent residents. It would affect those with or seeking fiancé(e) visas, and the diversity program immigrant visas.. It also impacts the immigration of those seeking visas based on U.S. job prospects and who did not have a valid immigrant visa or an advance parole document as of April 23, 2020. Please note that this Executive Order does NOT impact the following categories of persons: • Current lawful permanent residents (green card holders) • Foreign nationals who are in the US and are seeking to apply for adjustment of status. • Conditional residents (those with 2-year conditional green cards) seeking to remove the condition to their status • Lawful permanent residents seeking to apply for citizenship • Non-immigrant visa holders • Spouses and children (under 21) and prospective adoptees of US citizens • Medical professionals and their spouses and children (under 21) • US Armed Forces members and their spouses and children • Those entering for national security or law enforcement purposes • Those seeking to enter with investor visas or with special immigrant visas for Iraqi and Afghan nationals who have done work for the US government The Executive Order will be in effect for 60 days but it indicates the possibility of an extension. We will continue to keep you updated. Here is the full text of the executive order: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-immigrants-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-economic-recovery-following-covid-19-outbreak/
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