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Executive Order (EO) on the suspension of entry as immigrants

On April 22, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) regarding the suspension of entry as immigrants.

This EO will not affect the filing, processing and approval of I-140, I-485, EAD, AP, as well as change of status within the U.S.

The suspension and limitation on entry into the U.S. shall apply only to aliens who:

(i)    are outside the United States on the effective date of this proclamation;

(ii)   do not have an immigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation; and

(iii)  do not have an official travel document other than a visa (such as a transportation letter, an appropriate boarding foil, or an advance parole document) that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation or issued on any date thereafter that permits him or her to travel to the United States and seek entry or admission.

The EO listed the groups of people that it shall not apply to, for example, lawful permanent resident of the United States, any alien who is the spouse of a United States citizen, and any alien who is under 21 years old and is the child of a United States citizen, etc.

This EO is effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on April 23, 2020.

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