The Trump administration has yet to indicate whether it will extend immigrant and nonimmigrant entry restrictions that were put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points:

  • On April 22, President Trump issued a proclamation that temporarily suspended the entry of most immigrant visa applicants.
  • On June 22, Trump issued a second proclamation, extending the immigrant visa ban until Dec. 31 and suspending the entry of new nonimmigrant visa holders under the H-1B, L-1, H-2B and J-1 visa categories and derivative family members. The nonimmigrant visa restrictions were also left in place until Dec. 31.
  • The administration had issued no statement on a possible extension of the bans as of 5 p.m. EST today.

BAL Analysis: While the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry restrictions are set to expire today, it remains possible that the Trump administration may extend or reimpose the restrictions. BAL continues to monitor COVID-19 entry and travel restrictions and will provide updates as additional information becomes available.

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