On Wednesday evening, April 22, 2020, President Donald Trump released the text of an immigration executive order claiming to stop immigration to the United States for a period of at least 60 days. The order purports to justify this broad use of presidential power by claiming to limit the strain on our overburdened healthcare system and protect American workers seeking jobs.

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Who Is Affected By Trump’s Immigration Executive Order?

Are you wondering if your immigration case is affected by this immigration executive order? Here is how to tell:

  1. The order only applies to applicants for residency. It does not affect those who already have residency or a valid travel document;
  2. The order only affects applicants who were physically outside of the country on April 22, 2020. If you are an applicant waiting for your residency inside the United States on April 22, 2020, your application will not be affected;
  3. The order DOES NOT apply to spouses of United States Citizens. If you are a US Citizen applying for your spouse who lives abroad, this order will not affect your spouse’s case;
  4. The order DOES NOT apply to children of United States Citizens who are under the age of 21 nor does it apply to children coming pursuant to many international adoption programs;
  5. The order DOES NOT apply to any family member of the United States Armed Forces;
  6. The order DOES NOT affect prospective healthcare professionals or their families;
  7. The order DOES NOT affect asylum seekers or refugees.

If you have any questions regarding how this presidential executive order will affect your loved one’s immigration case, please call and speak to one of Dummit Fradin’s immigration attorneys today.


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La Orden Ejecutiva del Presidente Trump Afirma que Detendrá Inmigración a los Estados Unidos por 60 Días

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