On April 22, 2020 President Trump signed an executive order limiting lawful immigration to the United States. In response to the COVID-19 Virus, and severe increase in unemployment rates for Americans, President Trump has signed this executive order, in an effort to protect American workers.
The order suspends the entry and admission of aliens to the United States for a period of sixty days, and will affect aliens who were outside of the country at the time that this order became effective. The order will only affect individuals who do not have a valid immigrant visa, or travel document which was valid on April 23, 2020.
This order will not apply to several categories of aliens, including lawful permanent residents, individuals in the medical or research professions who are entering the country to battle the virus, EB-5 visa applicants, spouses and children of United States citizens, active duty military, and certain applicants or Special Immigrant Statuses.
This order does not limit, or prevent individuals from seeking and applying for asylum.
Eligibility to enter the country will be determined at the appropriate United States Consulate, as well as at border entry points. Any alien who engages in fraud, or other criminal activity will be a priority for removal from the country.
This order will become effective at 11:59 pm on April 23, 2020 and will expire sixty days later on June 22, 2020.