New Executive Order Limits Green Card Options
- Outside the United States as of 11:59 p.m. on April 23rd (the effective date of the proclamation);
- Do not have an immigrant visa that is valid on April 23rd; and
- Do not have an official travel document other than a visa (i.e., transportation letter, boarding foil, or advance parole document) that is valid on April 23rd, or issued on any date thereafter that permits the individual to travel to the United States and seek entry or admission to the United States.
- Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States;
- Foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States on an immigrant visa:
- as a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional;
- to perform medical research or other research intended to combat the spread of COVID-19;
- to perform work essential to combating, recovering from, or otherwise alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees; and
- any spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old of any such alien who are accompanying or following to join the alien.
- Foreign nationals applying for visas to enter the United States pursuant to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program;
- Foreign national spouses of United States citizens;
- Any foreign national under 21 years old who is a child of a United States citizen, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications;
- Any foreign national 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;
- Members of the United States Armed Forces and any spouse and children of a member of the United States Armed Forces;
- Foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States pursuant to a Special Immigrant Visa in the SI or SQ classification, subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State may impose, and any spouse and children of any such individual; or
- Foreign nationals 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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