Trump Extends Ban on Certain Green Cards/Visas (June 22, 2020 Proclamation)

Trump Extends Ban on Cert…

By Susan E. Hill

On June 22, 2020 President Trump extended his previous ban (April 22, 2020) and also added in certain temporary visas.

The ban is effective immediately until December 31, 2020, for the following categories:

Green cards

  • Only applies to people outside the U.S. who do not yet have a green card
  • This means no new green cards will be granted outside the U.S.
  • If you are already inside the U.S. and applying for Adjustment of Status, you are not affected
  • If you are the spouse or child (under 21 years old) of a U.S. citizen, you are not affected
  • If you already have a green card, you are not affected

Temporary Visas

  • Only applies to H-1B, H-2B, L and J visas, and their families, who are outside the U.S. and do not already have a visa
  • This means no new H-1B, H-2B, L and J visas at the consulates
  • If you already have an H-1B, H-2B, L or J visa, you are not affected
  • For all other visa categories, you are not affected.
  • If you are extending/changing your visa status inside the U.S., you are not affected, even if it is for one of the banned visa categories.

There are exceptions for those who seek to enter the U.S. to assist with the food supply chain, or for national security reasons.