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COVID-19: POTUS issues proclamation suspending entry of designated immigrants for 60 days

  1. Date Announced

    April 22, 2020

    COVID-19: President Trump issues Presidential Proclamation 10014, suspending the entry of designated immigrants to the U.S. for 60 days (with limited exceptions), citing job competition during the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Proclamation charges consular officers with determining whether applicants are eligible for an immigrant visa and entry under one of the listed exceptions. [ID #670]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 23, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    June 22, 2020

    A new Presidential Proclamation extends the 60-day entry ban until December 31, 2020, and adds new banned categories of non-immigrant visas.

    Please see Associated or Derivative Policy, COVID-19: President issues proclamation freezing certain nonimmigrant visas through the end of 2020, below for additional details.

    Presidential Proclamation June 22, 2020
  4. Subsequent Action

    October 1, 2020

    On October 1, 2020, the District Court for the Northern District of California issued a limited preliminary injunction blocking DOS and DHS from enforcing the Trump administration’s June 22 proclamation. The injunction is not nationwide in scope and benefits only the plaintiffs and organizations that are members of the plaintiff trade groups. The case is National Association of Manufacturers et al. v. Department of Homeland Security (N.D. Cal. 20-cv-04887-JSW).

    National Association of Manufacturers v. DHS, Case No. 20-cv-04887-JSW (2020)
  5. Subsequent Action

    December 11, 2020

    On December 11, 2020, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California enjoined the enforcement of Section 1 of Presidential Proclamation 10014 with respect to the plaintiffs. Plaintiffs are 181 U.S. citizens and LPRs who have immediate family members with approved immigrant visa petitions from USCIS who have been unable to complete the visa process as a result of the Proclamation and its subsequent extension in June to December 31, 2020. The case is Young v. Trump (N.D. Cal 3:20-cv-7183).

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Young v. Trump
  6. Subsequent Action

    December 17, 2020

    DOS provides Immigrant Visa Processing Update in response to injunction in Young v. Trump.

    Immigrant Visa Processing Update
  7. Subsequent Action

    December 31, 2020

    President Trump extends the expiration date of Proclamation 10014 to March 31, 2021.

    Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants who Continue to Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market
  8. Subsequent Action

    January 6, 2021

    President Trump extends the expiration date of Proclamation 10014 to March 31, 2021 (86 FR 417, 1/6/21).

    Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Continue To Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
  9. Biden Administration Action

    February 24, 2021

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the specific Trump-era proclamation identified in this entry, but leaves in place portions of related proclamations.

    On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation revoking Proclamation 10014 and the sections of subsequent proclamations (10052 and 10131) that extended 10014. However, he left in place other portions of 10052 and 10131, found in the Related Policy below. Thus, bans on entry by nonagricultural foreign workers in several major nonimmigrant visa categories remain in place. The Biden proclamation also ordered the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security to issue revised guidance consistent with the new policy.

    A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10014

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