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

Today, Trump signed an executive order pausing immigration for 60 days. This won't affect applicants for green cards through 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.

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, this does not affect you.

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

In short, although President Trump just a few days ago 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.

The order only applies for 60 days, but it could be extended.

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 my time in the office is very limited. Give me a call at 617-356-8217, and let's get started on your case.


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