The new executive order signed by President Trump on April 22, 2020 suspends the entry of certain categories of immigrants entering the U.S and disallowing them adjust their status to permanent residency. To view the proclamation, click here. The suspension and limitation on entering the U.S. will last 60 days until June 23, 2020.
People who meet the following 3 criteria will be affected by the suspension and limitation of entry.
1. They are outside the U.S. since April 24, 2020.
2. They do not have permanent residency or immigrant visa that is valid on April 24, 2020.And
3. They do not have an official travel document other than a visa.
However, people who fall in the following categories will be exempted from this new law.
1. U.S. permanent residents.
2. Any alien seeking to enter the U.S. on an immigrant visa as a medical or healthcare professional, or to perform works essential to alleviating the effects of COVID-19.
3. EB-5 investors.
4. People who are spouses of a U.S. citizen.
5. Children who are under 21 of a U.S. citizen.
6. Family members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
7. Anyone who is important to the national interest as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Attorney General.