President Trump recently signed an Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants, which took effect on Thursday, April 23, 2020. 

The Executive Order halts immigration to the United States for a period of 60 days but will continue to allow temporary workers on non-immigrant visas to enter.   After 60 days, the DHS and the Department of Labor will assess the economic conditions and make a recommendation to suspend or extend the Executive Order Temporarily Suspending immigration.

  • Is outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation;
  • Does not have a valid immigrant visa on the effective date; and
  • Does not have a valid official travel document (such as a transportation letter, boarding foil, or advance parole document) on the effective date, or issued on any date thereafter that permits travel to the United States to seek entry or admission.

The Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak offers certain exemptions that include:

  • Individuals who have already applied or will apply for adjustment of status in the U.S.,
  • Lawful permanent residents (LPR),
  • Nonimmigrant visa holders and applicants,
  • Healthcare professionals including doctors and nurses,
  • EB-5 immigrant investors,
  • Spouses and children of U.S. citizens under the age of 21 and prospective adoptees,
  • Individuals who would further important U.S. law enforcement objectives and/or would be in the national interest,
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children,
  • Those eligible for Special Immigrant Visas, and
  • Asylum seekers.

If you have additional questions about immigration or need to apply for a visa, contact our immigration Law Practice Group 248-645-9680