President Trump’s Executive Order to Temporarily Suspend Immigration into the United States
On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Executive Order expressly states that President Trump has “determined that the entry, during the next 60 days, of certain aliens as immigrants would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”
: 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, April 23
: The Executive Order expires in 60 days (06/23/2020), but it may be extended
: The Executive Order only applies to those individuals outside of the United States seeking entry as permanent residents (via immigrant visas) through consular processing abroad.
This Executive Order will affect individuals who, as of April 23, 2020:
Are outside the United States;
do not have a valid immigrant visa; and
do not have a valid official travel document (such as a transportation letter, boarding foil, or advance parole document), or a document issued after April 23, 2020 that permits travel to the United States to seek entry or admission