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Trump’s Coronavirus Immigration Executive Order Won’t Affect Adjustment of Status Applicants

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Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration due to coronavirus does not affect those applying for adjustment of status.

Today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting immigration to the United States for 60 days due to the Coronavirus. This does not apply to anyone currently in the United States, nor does it apply to spouses or children of US citizens.  This includes those applying for adjustment of status.

If you’re applying for adjustment of status (I-485), this order does not affect your ability to get a green card. Furthermore, if you’re applying for an immigrant visa because you’re married to a US citizen or your parent is a US citizen, you are not affected.  This includes those who are applying through consular processing.

The executive order also doesn’t apply to nonimmigrant visas.

In short, although President Trump said he was going to ban all immigration, this order falls far below that. It allows many categories of immigrants to continue coming to the United States and does not prevent people currently in the United States from getting a different status.

How Long Does Trump’s Coronavirus Order Last?

The order only applies for 60 days, but it could be extended.  Please check the most updated information before relying on the text of this blog.

Donald Trump’s coronavirus executive order on immigration does not affect those seeking adjustment of status.  Adjustment of status is the process to apply for a green card when you’re already in the country.

If you’re looking for an attorney to help with your adjustment of status or green card application, give me a call today. I’m still operating during this crisis, although mostly remotely.  I can conduct most of my immigration practice electronically – by either the phone or e-mail.

Give me a call or text at (617) 295-7500, and let’s get started on your immigration case.


Although I am an attorney, I am not your attorney.  Please do not rely on anything on this page as legal advice because any specific advice would depend on your situation.  Any results posted on this page are not guarantees of outcomes in your case.

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