Welcome back to the Immigration Lawyer Blog, where we discuss all things immigration. In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick goes over each section of President Trump’s new executive order, “Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak,” which suspends and limits the immigration of certain types of aliens for a 60-day period beginning on April 23, 2020.
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Who is impacted by the Executive order?
The suspension applies to individuals who, as of April 23, are:
(1) outside of the United States
(2) do not have an immigrant visa
(3) do not have official travel documents other than visas and
(4) are not otherwise exempted from the Proclamation.
Who will enforce the Executive Order?
The President’s executive order will be enforced by U.S. Consulates worldwide beginning 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on April 23, 2020. Consular officials will have the discretion to determine whether an immigrant is eligible to receive a visa and whether they are exempt from the order.
Who is exempt from the Executive Order (not impacted)?
- Lawful Permanent Residents of the U.S.;
- Aliens who are the spouses of U.S. Citizens;
- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and any spouse and child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces;
- Aliens under 21 years of age who are children of United States Citizens and prospective adoptees;
- Aliens seeking to enter the U.S. on an immigrant visa as a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional;
- Aliens seeking to enter the U.S. to perform medical research or other research intended to combat the spread of COVID-19;
- Any spouse any unmarried child under 21 years of age of any such alien who is accompanying or following to join the alien;
- Any alien applying for a visa pursuant to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program;
- Aliens whose entry furthers important United States law enforcement objectives;