To our International Students and Scholars: Update on Trump Administration Proclamation on Immigration 6/23/20

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
by Albert Rivera

The following email was sent out to our international students and scholars on June 23, 2020:


Please do not respond to this email. Should you have any questions, please email or contact your assigned advisor


On behalf of the Davis International Center I would like follow up on my June 12 email and update you on the latest Trump Administration presidential proclamation on immigration issued Monday, June 22, 2020. More information may become available as government agencies implement the proclamation.

Who is affected by this proclamation?

The proclamation affects foreign nationals outside the United States on the effective date, June 24, 2020, that do not hold a valid visa, advance parole or other U.S. travel document and are seeking entry under the following categories:

* H-1B and H4 dependents
* H-2B nonimmigrants; and dependents
* L-1A executives and managers; and dependents
* L-1B specialized knowledge workers; and dependents
 *J-1 Interns, Trainees, Summer Work Travel, Au Pairs, Camp Counselors, and Teachers

The proclamation is effective from 12:01am EDT on June 24 through December 31, 2020, with limited exceptions.  The proclamation also immediately extends the April 22, 2020 proclamation on certain immigrant entries through the end of this year.

Who is not affected by this proclamation?

* J visa academic categories including: Students, Research Scholars, Short-Term scholars, Professors, and their accompanying dependents
* Students entering with F-1 visas. This proclamation does not impact OPT/STEM OPT
* Foreign nationals holding valid U.S. visas, advance parole or other travel documents who are currently outside of the United States
* Foreign nationals physically present in the United States as of the effective date
* U.S. permanent residents (i.e., green card holders)
* Spouses and children of U.S. citizens
* Individuals who receive a waiver based on “national interest”

What should I do next?

If you are an H-1B holder outside of the United States or are unsure if the proclamation applies to you, please contact your Davis International Center Advisor as soon as possible.

Other important points:

The proclamation does not change any U.S. government COVID-19 travel restrictions already in place.
* U.S. Embassies and Consulates remain closed for routine visa services
* The proclamation directs the immigration agencies to develop regulations to further restrict the H-1B program and to toughen standards for certain categories of employment-based permanent residence. The Davis International Center, along with other campus partners, will be monitoring these developments closely.

If you have any questions about the executive order, or any other question regarding your immigration status, please contact your Davis International Center Advisor who can best advise you based on your particular situation. We are conducting individual appointments via Zoom/phone, virtual advising hours (via Zoom) for both students and scholars, and are here to help you during these difficult and uncertain times.

We are also arranging information sessions with immigration attorneys and will provide further details once they are confirmed.

With warm regards,
Source: Fragomen Alert, June 22, 2020

Albert Rivera
Davis International Center
Princeton University
Louis A. Simpson International Building
(609) 258-9403