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Executive Order “Suspending” Immigration Has Been Signed

The EO is effective at 11:59 pm (ET) on April 23, 2020.

It will expire 60 days from its effective date and may be continued.

The suspension and limitation on entry pursuant to section 1 applies to individuals who:

Are outside the United States on the effective date of this proclamation;

Do not have an immigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation; 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 this proclamation or issued on any date thereafter that permits him or her to travel to the United States and seek entry or admission.

The proclamation includes several exemptions:

It does not impact any applications for residency pending within the US

It does not impact any spouse or minor child of US citizen, even if they are out of the United States today

It does not impact any spouse or child of someone in the Armed Forces

It does not impact people who are lawful permanent residents