Original Date AnnouncedSeptember 11, 2020
COVID 19: CDC issues final rule extending the CDC Director's temporary power into a permanent one by creating a procedure through which CDC can prohibit the introduction of people into the U.S. with the stated aim of protecting public health. There are various exceptions, including citizens and LPRs.
Previously, on March 20, the CDC issued an interim final rule under 42 USC 265 authorizing CDC Director to prohibit introduction into the United States of persons from designated foreign countries or places for such period of time that Director deems necessary for the public health. Not applicable to US citizens and LPR's. New rule confers authority for CDC March 20, 2020 Covid-19 Order directing expulsion of persons traveling by land from Canada and Mexico.
[ID #838]Control of Communicable Diseases; Foreign Quarantine: Suspension of the Right To Introduce and Prohibition of Introduction of Persons Into United States From Designated Foreign Countries or Places for Public Health Purposes
Effective DateOctober 13, 2020
Current StatusFully in Effect
Original Trump Policy StatusStatus: Final/ActualTrump Administration Action: RuleSubject Matter: Border Asylum, Withholding and CAT Minors
Associated or Derivative Policies
Coronavirus Border Expulsions: CDC’s Assault on Asylum Seekers and Unaccompanied MinorsGo to article
NYT - Trump Is Using the Pandemic to Flout Immigration LawsGo to article on nytimes.com