25 Jun Trump Extends Immigration Ban to December 31, 2020
By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano
The immigration ban issued on April 22, 2020, by President Trump for persons outside the U.S. was extended on June 22, 2020. He also expanded it to include various types of temporary working visas. The visa ban does not affect persons who apply within the United States for extensions of stay, changes of status, or adjustment of status.
The following visa are included in the ban:
•Immigrant visas for parents, adult sons and daughters, and siblings of U.S. citizens;
•Immigrant visas for spouses and children of lawful permanent residents;
•Immigrant visas under the diversity visa lottery; and
•Immigrant visas in the employment-based categories.
New Visa Ban issued on June 24, 2020, to Include
•H-1B Visas for Professionals and Others;
•H-2B Visas for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers;
•L-1A Visas for Intracompany Managers and Executives;
•L-1B Visas for Intracompany Transferees with Specialized Knowledge;
•Certain J-1 Exchange Visitors – Interns, trainees, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and summer work travel participants; and
•Spouses and unmarried children of persons in the above categories who are “accompanying or following to join” the principal in the U.S.
The following are Exempt from the Visa Ban:
•Green card holders;
•Spouses and children of U.S. citizens;
•Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children;
•Persons applying for green cards under the EB-5 investor program;
•Persons who would further important U.S. law enforcement objectives;
•Persons whose entry would be in the national interest;
•A person seeking an immigrant visa as a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional; to perform research intended to combat the spread of COVID-19; or to perform work essential to combating, recovering from, or otherwise alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
•Foreign nationals present in the U.S. on June 24, 2020;
•Foreign nationals abroad who have valid visas, advance parole or other U.S. travel permits;
•Persons with J-1 status who are not in one of the banned categories (See above);
•Persons seeking to enter the U.S. to provide temporary labor or services essential to the U.S. food supply chain; and
•Persons whose entry would be in the national interest as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, or their respective designees. This includes persons who are critical to the defense, law enforcement, diplomacy, or national security of the U.S.; are involved with the provision of medical care to individuals who have contracted COVID-19 and are currently hospitalized; are involved with the provision of medical research at U.S. facilities to help combat COVID-19, or are necessary to facilitate the immediate and continued economic recovery of the U.S.
1. For the month of May 2020, we received approvals from USCIS for three green card renewals, two adjustment of status, and one naturalization application.
2. For the month of April 2020. we received approval of one adjustment of status, three removal of condition on residence and one renewal of green card.
3. For the month of March 2020, we received six Adjustment of Status and three Naturalization approvals from USCIS.
4. For the month of February 2020, we received approvals from USCIS of five Adjustment of Status application and three Naturalization application.
5. For the month of January 2020, we received approvals from USCIS of five Adjustment of status applications, three N-400 applications for naturalization and three fiancé visa application.
6. For the month of December 2019, we received four approvals of naturalization applications, five approvals of Adjustment of Status applications, two approvals of Petition to remove condition on residence, one renewal of green card approval and one green card application at the U.S. Embassy.
7. For the month of November 2019, we received approvals of one naturalization application, one renewal of green card, one Petition to remove condition on residence and one adjustment of status.
8. For the month of October 2019, we received five naturalization application approvals and two renewal of green card and one DACA approval.
9. For the month of September 2019, we received approval of two naturalization applications, one adjustment of status and one application to remove condition on residence.
10. For the month of August, 2019, we received approval from Immigration Court for a waiver of misrepresentation for a client who has committed marriage fraud. We also received approval from USCIS of two naturalization applications and two fiancé visa petition.
11. For the month of July 2019, we received approvals of three N-400 application for Naturalization, one I-751 Petition to remove condition of residence with interview and two I-90 renewal of green card.
12. For June 2019, we received approvals of four adjustment of status, six naturalization applications and two certificate of citizenship applications, and one Removal of condition on resident.
If you have immigration problems the Law Offices of Crispin C. Lozano can help you find a solution before your problem gets worse which could lead to deportation and family separation.
Crispin Caday Lozano, Esq. is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers. He practices immigration law, bankruptcy and personal injury law since June 1999. His contact phone is 1-877-456-9266, email: info@CCLlaw.net