Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants
By Manju Kalidindi
On April 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation titled “Suspending Entry Of Immigrants Who Present a Risk To The United States Labor Market During The Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.” The order became effective at 11:59 PM EST on April 23, 2020, and is scheduled to be in effect for 60 days and may be extended or modified.
Foreign Nationals seeking permanent resident status who:
- Are outside the U.S. on the effective date;
- Do not a have a valid Immigrant Visa on the effective date; and
- Do not have an official travel document other than a visa (such as a transportation letter, an appropriate boarding foil, or an advance parole document) that is valid on the effective date of the proclamation or issued on any date thereafter that permits him or her to travel to the United States and seek entry or admission.
People affected by this include:
- Parents and children over 21 of U.S. citizens
- Siblings of U.S. citizens
- Spouses and children under 21 of permanent residents
- Children over 21 of permanent residents
DOES NOT APPLY TO:
- Permanent Residents already in the U.S.
- Spouses and children under 21 of U.S. citizens
- Prospective foreign adoptees of U.S. citizens
- Physicians, nurses or other healthcare professionals seeking entry into the U.S. to perform medical research or other research intended to combat the spread of COVID-19; or to perform work essential to combating, recovering from, or otherwise alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak
- Any spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old of such healthcare professionals
- EB-5 Immigrant Investors
- United States Armed Forces members and their spouses and children
- Foreign nationals whose entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives
- Foreign Nationals employed by the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan as translators or interpreters and their spouses and children seeking to enter the United States pursuant to a Special Immigrant Visa
- Certain Iraqis or Afghans employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government and their spouses and children seeking to enter the United States pursuant to a Special Immigrant Visa
- Any foreign national whose entry would be in the national interest
The order does not apply to temporary workers such as H-1Bs, L-1s, H-2Bs although that may be modified.
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About Manju Kalidindi
Manju Kalidindi is an immigration attorney and the founder and principal attorney at the Law Offices of Manju Kalidindi, P.A. in Plantation, FL.
Miss Kalidindi is the founder of thisdaughter.com, a platform where women share their stories about the ordinary and the extraordinary, where just being an individual is celebrated; a platform where men who are making a difference in the lives of women lend their voice.
She is the past President of Sahara of South Florida, a South Florida-based nonprofit organization that assists victims of domestic violence, mainly from South Asia. Her pro bono legal work has also benefited domestic violence victims under the Violence Against Women Act. She has been recognized twice by the Supreme Court of Florida for exceptional pro bono service, and was named the Broward Lawyers Care Attorney of the Month in November 2012. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Community Leader Award by DeshVidesh Media Group.
She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); a member of AILA, South Florida Chapter and a member of the Florida Bar. She is a member of the Open Space and Recreation Space Advisory Committee, Town of Davie.