District Court Halts Proclamation Suspending Entry for Some NonimmigrantsPosted October 8, 2020 Articles
On October 1, 2020, a U.S. District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction in regards to Proclamation 10052, which suspended the entry of certain nonimmigrant foreign nationals. The injunction specifically related to the plaintiffs in the case, NAM v. DHS, and their members, which include the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, Technet, and Intrax.
The Presidential Proclamation extended the ban on green cards issued at consulates and suspended the entry to the United States of foreign nationals of certain visa categories, including H-1B, H-2B, and L-1 visa; J-1 visa applicants participating in the intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel programs; and any spouses or children covered applicants applying for H-4, L-2, or J-2 visas. In August, the Department of State issued a clarification on who specifically the Proclamation applied to.
What has Changed
Under the injunction, the government cannot enforce the Proclamation against the plaintiffs and their members. As a result, it cannot deny the processing or issuance of affected members in the H, J, and L visa categories, who would have been eligible for visa processing or issuance.
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