On April 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation that provides a 60-day temporary halt to the admission of individuals who would otherwise be eligible for lawful permanent resident status pursuant to sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The proclamation becomes effect on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PT (ET).
Notably, individuals applying for a visa to enter the U.S. pursuant to the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program are exempted from the proclamation.
Additionally, foreign nationals lawfully in the U.S. with an approved Form I-526 may still adjust status to conditional lawful permanent residency.
We do expect President Trump to issue additional proclamations in the coming weeks for other “appropriate measures to stimulate the U.S. economy” and ensure “the prioritization, hiring and employment” of U.S. workers.
Nevertheless, we are happy to see that those who invested in a U.S. company with the purpose to create jobs for U.S. workers under the EB-5 Program will not be stymied by this proclamation.
Contact a Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP attorney for further information.