President Trump tweeted on April 20 that he plans to impose a temporary immigration ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
His tweet reads: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”
At this point, we have received no other reliable information or formal pronouncement from the government. We expect this ban to be temporary, to not apply to farmworkers (given the recent action on those temporary visas), and to not impact healthcare workers due to the grave shortage of these employees.
While the President’s tweet specifically says it will impact “immigration into” the USA, we do not know at this point whether this means that there will be an impact to all or some who are entering, or to any who are already here. Antonini and Cohen are monitoring the potential executive order and related immigration developments closely and will update you via our website and Facebook page as the news develops. Stay tuned!
If you need immigration assistance, we’re open, flexible, and ready to help.
Contact the immigration attorneys at Antonini & Cohen online or by calling 404-850-9394.
Ms. Carolina Antonini is a native of Venezuela. She immigrated to the United States in 1979, and subsequently received a Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor Degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
As an attorney, Ms. Antonini worked in the legal clinic of Catholic Social Services where she represented indigent immigrants in international human rights and immigration matters. She later became a partner in Antonini, Odom, & Sullivan and eventually opened her own office, The Antonini Law Firm, before co-founding Antonini & Cohen.