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DOS Provides Update Regarding Presidential Proclamations Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

June 23, 2020

DOS provided an update on the June 22, 2020, presidential proclamation, noting that U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and individuals who are or were inside the United States or those holding valid nonimmigrant visas on the effective date are not subject to the proclamation. DOS notes: “The proclamation suspends entry of nonimmigrants in the following categories: H-1B, H-2B, J (for aliens participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program) and L, along with their spouses and children. No valid visas will be revoked under the proclamation.” The update also notes exceptions included in the June 22 proclamation and Proclamation 10014.


June 23, 2020

DOS provided an update on the April 22, 2020, presidential proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants, noting that the proclamation was continued by President Trump on June 23, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020, unless continued.


June 17, 2020

DOS provided an update regarding the April 22, 2020, presidential proclamation suspending the entry of certain immigrants into the United States. DOS noted:

Routine visas services have been suspended at U.S. posts worldwide, but as resources allow, embassies and consulates will continue to provide emergency and mission critical visa services. Mission-critical immigrant visa categories may include applicants who may be eligible for an exception under this presidential proclamation, such as: IR/CR1, IR/CR2, IR/IH-3, IR/IH-4, SQ, SI, and certain employment-based medical professionals, as well as cases involving an applicant who may age out. While embassies and consulates may process these types of cases, their ability to do so may be limited by local government restrictions and available resources. In addition, an applicant’s ability to travel may be impacted by local laws, regulations, and travel restrictions


April 23, 2020

DOS provided an update regarding the April 22, 2020, presidential proclamation suspending entry of certain immigrants into the United States. DOS notes that the proclamation is not retroactive and no valid visas will be revoked under this proclamation. DOS also notes: “Routine visas services have been suspended at U.S. posts worldwide, but as resources allow, embassies and consulates will continue to provide emergency and mission critical visa services for applicants who are not subject to this presidential proclamation.”

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20042435.