President Trump suspends entry of Immigrants, i.e., Permanent Residents, into the U.S., effective April 23, 2020.

This suspension applies to aliens who are outside of the U.S. on April 23, 2020, do not have an immigrant visa that is valid on April 23, 2020, do not have an official travel document such as advance parole that is valid on April 23, or issued on any date thereafter that permits travel to the U.S.

Exemptions from this Proclamation include lawful permanent residents of the U.S., or spouses or children of U.S. citizens. It does not apply to those seeking to enter the U.S. on an immigrant visa (i) who are physicians, nurses or other healthcare professionals; (ii) to perform research related to COVID-19; or (iii) to perform essential work related to COVID-19.  It does not apply to EB-5 immigrants or members of the Armed Forces, their spouse and children.

This Proclamation will expire 60 days from its effective date and may be continued as necessary.

 

President Trump suspends entry into the U.S. of certain students and researchers from China, effective June 1, 2020.

 

Any student from China seeking to enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status who has received funding from, or has been employed by, or studies or conducts research at or on behalf of an entity in China that implements or supports China’s “military-civil fusion strategy” will be refused entry into the U.S. Students seeking to pursue an undergraduate degree are exempt from this Proclamation.

This Proclamation will remain in effect until terminated by the President.

What is also of grave concern is that Chinese nationals already in the U.S. in F or J status, if determined to meet the criteria above, could have their visas revoked.

President Trump is poised to issue another Proclamation to stop L-1s, H-1Bs, H-2Bs, and J-1s from entering the U.S. for a temporary period of time. Specific details are not yet known but this could be in effect for as long as 90-180 days.