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COVID-19: DOS issues guidance to implement Court Order in National Association of Manufacturers v. DHS

  1. Date Announced

    Nov. 20, 2020

    The Department of State issues revises guidance to implement the Court Order in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Homeland Security. The guidance clarifies which visa applicants are considered class members, provides details on appointment scheduling and adjudication at posts where regional COVID proclamations are in effect, and provides for national interest exceptions to Presidential Proclamation 10052 for class members.

    On November 18, the District Court in the Northern District of California had issued a court order in National Association of Manufacturers clarifying its October 1 order in the case. The October 1 order enjoined the Trump Administration from preventing nonimmigrant workers on H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 visas from entering the United States. The November 18 order clarifies the Department of State's obligations with respect to the October 1 order. [ID #1199]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Nov. 20, 2020

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