Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s June 22nd proclamation amending a previous Executive Order (“EO”) restricting immigration to certain immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants, an exemption has been granted to children of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

The previous EO issued on April 22nd formally known as the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” provided an exemption of children of U.S. citizens but not permanent residents. Following the April 22nd EO, a federal lawsuit was filed against the Trump Administration in late May in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to protect minor children immigrant visa applicants who would be harmed by the immigration ban if they are unable to receive their immigrant visas before their 21st birthday. As a result of the litigation, the exemption covering children of U.S. citizens in the EO has been extended to include children of permanent residents.

For more information on how the EO might affect your ability to receive an immigrant or non-immigrant visa to the United States, contact us at and speak with one of our U.S. immigration lawyers in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Taipei.



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