The American Immigration Lawyers Association published a summary of President Trump's immigration proclamation. This is reproduced below. In addition, please see my YouTube video here.
Here’s What We Know
On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of any individual seeking to enter the United States as an immigrant who:
The proclamation goes into effect at 11:59 pm (ET) on April 23, 2020, for at least 60 days. It can be extended and modified. The following categories are exempt from the proclamation:
Nonimmigrant Visa Holders and Asylum Seekers Are NOT Prohibited from Coming to the U.S. by the Proclamation
What Is AILA Doing
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has urged the Administration to implement rational, policy-based measures during this national crisis. AILA previously sued USCIS seeking the immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for nonimmigrants in the United States amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
What Our Office Is Doing
We are closely monitoring the situation and will update our clients as soon as we know more about the implementation of this Proclamation. In case of an emergency, please contact Elaine Martin.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.