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COVID-19: POTUS issues proclamation freezing certain nonimmigrant visas through the end of 2020

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 22, 2020

    COVID-19: President issues proclamation suspending and limiting the entry of certain nonimmigrants with H-1B, H-2B, J, and L visas, and their follow-to-join relatives, through December 31, 2020.

    [ID #986]

    Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
  2. Effective Date

    June 22, 2020
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  4. Biden Administration Action

    February 24, 2021

    Extension of Presidential Proclamation 10052

    This Biden administration policy revokes in part the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On Feb. 24, 2021, President Biden rescinded Presidential Proclamation 10014, and extended Presidential Proclamation 10052. Both had been extended by President Trump on Dec. 31, 2020.

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  5. Biden Administration Action

    February 24, 2021

    National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamation 10052

    Although he extended P.P. 10052, President Biden authorized national interest exceptions for certain H-1B, H-2B, J-1, L-1A, L-1B, and other travelers.

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  6. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    April 1, 2021

    2021.04.01 Update on Presidential Proclamation 10052

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On April 1, 2021, DOS announced that the Trump-era policy had expired and that individuals whose visas had been denied under Proclamation 10052 could now reapply.

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Current Status

Not in effect
February 24, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
February 24, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
April 1, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOL DOS

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