Presidential Proclamation Limits Immigrant Admissions but Exempts EB-5

Presidential Proclamation Limits Immigrant Admissions but Exempts EB-5

April 23, 2020

Presidential Proclamation limits immigrant entry for 60 days starting today, April 23, 2020. But EB-5 visa applicants are exempt along with healthcare workers, U.S. armed forces members and families, and admissions in the national interest among other categories. See Proclamation here.

Nonimmigrant visa holders, such as H-1B, E, L, F and B visa holders, are not affected by the Proclamation. However, within 30 days of the Proclamation, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security are directed to recommend other measures relating to nonimmigrant programs as well.

See summary  by American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) here. Special thanks to AILA.

By |2020-04-23T18:18:40+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Alerts|

About the Author:

Carolyn Lee has vast experience in EB-5 representation and has served as industry leader and EB-5 commentator for over a decade. She is Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National EB-5 Committee. She has steered clients through the most dynamic period of growth in EB-5 program history and is an advocate for long term reauthorization and expansion of the EB-5 program.