Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak

The proclamation becomes effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET), and suspends the entry of any individual seeking to enter the U.S. as an immigrant who:

  • Are outside the United States as of the effective date of the proclamation;
  • Does not already possess 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 travel to the United States and seek entry or admission.

The order does not affect the filing or processing of applications for adjustment of status (application for permanent residence) in the United States filed with USCIS.

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