Apr 23

Presidential Proclamation- Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants

The Presidential Proclamation is in effect for 60 days and may be modified after that time

A.           Nonimmigrant visa holders are not included in the proclamation including the following:

Athletes, amateur and professional (competing for prize money only)B-1

Athletes, artists,

Australian worker –
professional specialtyE-3

Border Crossing Card:

Business visitorsB-1

Crewmembers (serving
aboard a sea vessel or aircraft in the U.S.)D

Diplomats and foreign
government officialsA

Domestic employees or
nannies (must be accompanying a foreign national employer)B-1

Employees of a
designated international organization, and NATOG1-G5NATO

Exchange visitorsJ

Exchange visitors –
au pairsJ-1

Exchange visitors –
children (under age 21) or spouse of a J-1 holderJ-2

Exchange visitors –
professors, scholars, teachersJ-1

Exchange visitors –
international culturalJQ


Foreign military
personnel stationed in the U.S.A-2NATO1-6

Foreign nationals
with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletic O-1

Free Trade Agreement
(FTA) professionals: ChileH-1B1

Free Trade Agreement
(FTA) professionals: SingaporeH-1B1

Information media
representative (media, journalists)I


Medical treatment,
visitors forB-2

NAFTA professional
workers: Mexico, CanadaTN/TD

Nurses traveling to
areas short of health care professionalsH-1C


Religious workersR

Specialty occupations
in fields requiring highly specialized knowledgeH-1B

Students – academic
and language studentsF-1

Student dependents –
dependent of an F-1 holderF-2

Students – vocationalM-1

Student dependents –
dependent of an M-1 holderM-2

Temporary workers –
seasonal agriculturalH-2A

Temporary workers –

Tourism, vacation,
pleasure visitorsB-2

Training in a program
not primarily for employmentH-3

Treaty investorsE-2

Treaty tradersE-1

Transiting the United

Victims of human

Victims of criminal

Visa renewals in the
U.S. – A, G, and NATOA1-2G1-4NATO1-6

proclamation requires that within 30 days of the effective date, the
Secretaries of Labor and DHS, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall review nonimmigrant programs and
recommend to the President other appropriate measures to stimulate the U.S.
economy and ensure “the prioritization, hiring and employment” of U.S. workers.

  B.         The Proclamation suspends the entry of any individual seeking to enter the U.S. as an immigrant who:

Is outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation;

Does not have a valid immigrant visa on the effective date; and

Does not have a valid official travel document (such as a transportation
letter, boarding foil, or advance parole document) on the effective date, or
issued on any date thereafter that permits travel to the United States to seek
entry or admission.

following categories are exempted from the proclamation:

Lawful permanent residents (LPR)

Individuals, and their spouses or children, seeking to enter the U.S. on an
immigrant visa as a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional; to
perform medical research or other research intended to combat the spread of
COVID-19; or to perform work essential to combating, recovering from, or
otherwise alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, (as determined by
the Secretaries of State and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or their
respective designees)

Individuals applying for a visa to enter the U.S. pursuant to the EB-5
immigrant investor visa program

Spouses of U.S. citizens

Children of U.S. citizens under the age of 21 and prospective adoptees seeking
to enter on an IR-4 or IH-4 visa.

Individuals who would further important U.S. law enforcement objectives (as
determined by the Secretaries of DHS and State based on the recommendation of
the Attorney General (AG), or their respective designees)

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children.

Individuals and their spouses or children eligible for Special Immigrant Visas
as an Afghan or Iraqi translator/interpreter or U.S. Government Employee (SI or
SQ classification)

Individuals whose entry would be in the national interest (as determined by the
Secretaries of State and DHS, or their respective designees). Discretion. It is
within the discretion of the consular officer to determine if an individual is
within one of the exempted categories outlined above.

seekers are not included in the ban.

***Individuals who
circumvent the application of this proclamation through fraud, willful
misrepresentation or illegal entry will be prioritized for removal.