Trump Administration Extends Two Immigration- Related Proclamations to March 31, 2021
On December 31, 2020, the Trump administration announced the extension of the following two policies:
(1) Immigrant entry restriction extended to March 31, 2021: On April 22, 2020, a Presidential Proclamation narrowly restricted entry to the U.S. of certain persons outside the U.S. who have been granted immigrant visa stamps (issued by U.S. Consulates, after 4/23/2020). The Proclamation has been extended to March 31, 2021.
This restriction does NOT apply to nonimmigrant visas, including B, F, J, H, E, TN or O visas.
Please see details of the April 22, 2020 Executive Order, here.
(2) Proclamation suspending entry of certain J-1, H-1B, H-2B and L-1 nonimmigrants extended to March 31, 2021: On June 22, 2020, the President issued a Proclamation suspending entry to the U.S. by foreign nationals in certain J-1 categories and H-1B, H-2B and L-1 workers. The Proclamation has been extended to March 31, 2021.
Please read the details of the June 22, 2020 Proclamation here.
We do not yet know what steps the new Biden administration will take with regard to immigration policies when it takes office on January 20, 2021. Therefore, it is best to plan with these developments in mind and consult an advisor in the International Scholars Office or the International Students Office before traveling and/or with any questions.
We will monitor developments and post any updates or changes on the MIT Major Immigration Updates page and the International Scholars Office News page.