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.