By executive order, President Trump, on April 22, 2020 restricted the issuance of immigrant visas to the United States for a period of 60 days.
Specifically, this applies to aliens who are outside the United States on the effective date, who do not have an immigrant visa that is valid on the effective date and do not have an official travel document other than a visa.
The proclamation does NOT apply to any lawful permanent resident of the United States, any alien seeking to enter on an immigrant visa as a healthcare worker, any alien applying for a visa pursuant to the EB5 program, spouses of USC’s or children of USC’s under the age of 21.
The devil, of course, is in the details and the “additional measures” section indicates that within 30 days, in consultation with the various Departments, the President “…shall review non-immigrant programs and shall recommend to me other measures appropriate to stimulate the United States economy and ensure the prioritization, hiring, and employment of United States workers.”
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