Latest Presidential Proclamation Limits U.S. Entry by Certain Chinese Students and Exchange Visitors
- Receive funding from or are currently employed by, study at or conduct research at or on behalf of an entity in the People’s Republic of China that implements or supports the PRC’s “military civil fusion strategy”; or
- Have been employed by, studied at or conducted research at or on behalf of an entity in the People’s Republic of China that implements or supports the PRC’s “military civil fusion strategy”
will also be unable to enter the U.S. for the purposes of study once the proclamation comes into force. The proclamation will remain in place until removed by the President.
- Lawful permanent residents of the United States;
- Spouses of a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident;
- Members of the United States Armed Forces, and spouses and children of members of the United States Armed Forces;
- Any alien whose travel falls within the scope of section 11 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement or who would otherwise be allowed entry into the United States pursuant to United States obligations under applicable international agreements;
- Any alien who is studying or conducting research in a field involving information that would not contribute to the PRC’s military‑civil fusion strategy, as determined by the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies);
- Any alien whose entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees, based on a recommendation of the Attorney General or his designee; and
- Any alien whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees.
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