As most, if not all, of you, have heard, our President is preparing an executive order to limit immigration into the United States. At this time, as the order has not been finalized, we cannot say what the impact will be on individual cases. Below is a list of what we have heard may, or may not, be included in the order:
- The reports are that it will only place limits on immigrant visas (definitely affecting consular processing and, maybe affecting the adjustment of status in the US as well). It is reported that it will not affect non-immigrant visa issuance.
- The reports are that the immigration halt will be in place for 60 days and then will be re-evaluated.
- There have been reports that it will only apply to employment-based cases and will not affect family-based cases.
- There have been reports that there will be other exceptions as well for essential employees, which could include health care workers, researchers, farmworkers, and, perhaps, others.
So far, the above is all we know, and even that is not certain because there is no actual draft of the order as of yet. We will update you once the order is finalized and we have more facts.
Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.