Jamaica, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: Does my mother fall into the catergory of "seeking greencard" in the new set of immigration ban rules?

My mother got her visa on January 22, 2020. Her ticket was set for March of this year but the unexpected COVID outbreak shut all airlines down. She missed her chance and her visa is set to expire on June 30, 2020. If she arrives within that time frame, does she classify under President Trump's new immigration ban policy "where anyone seeking green card is not allowed to enter the country?"

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Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: The EO does not apply to visas issued before April 23, 2020. Your mother got her visa before that date, so she should be fine.

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