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By now the world has probably seen President Trump’s tweet that he posted on April 20, 2020 stating that he is going to suspend immigration. This was frightening news that shook the world.  Luckily, the actual order signed by President Trump on April 22, 2020 did not even come close to what he insinuated in this tweet early this week.

Here are the key points you need to know about the proclamation:

The order applies to the following individuals:

  • Are OUTSIDE the US;
  • DO NOT have an immigrant visa; and
  • DO NOT have an official travel document, other than a visa (e.g. advance parole)

The order excludes the following individuals:

  • Lawful Permanent Residents;
  • Individuals entering on an immigrant visa such as physicians, nurses or other healthcare professionals;
  • Any spouse of a US citizen;
  • Anyone applying for a visa to enter pursuant to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program;
  • Anyone under 21 years old and is a child of a US citizen seeking to enter the US pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classification;
  • Individuals whose entry would further important law enforcement objectives;
  • Any member of the US Armed Forces; and
  • Any individual whose entry would be in the National interest

Finally, this suspension is set to last for 60 days, at which point the situation will be reevaluated.

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