Immigration Alert: Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants for 60 Days

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On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of certain immigrants into the United States for 60 days.  The proclamation goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on April 23, 2020.  Importantly, the proclamation does not apply to current lawful permanent residents, nonimmigrant visa holders or applicants, or individuals who are in the process of applying for permanent residency from within the United States.

Scope of the proclamation

Exemptions from the proclamation

While the current proclamation does not impact nonimmigrant visa holders, it does direct the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to review in the next 30 days, nonimmigrant programs and to recommend measures to “ensure the prioritization, hiring, and employment of U.S. workers.”

Please contact your Vorys attorney if you have any questions regarding the impact of the proclamation on your family or your employees.


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