- President Biden has revoked Proclamation 10014 and its extensions
- Proclamation 10014 was issued by the Trump Administration to ban the entry of some immigrant visa applicants into the United States
- The entry ban was revoked on the grounds that it harms U.S. industries who rely on foreign talent
- Proclamation 10014 affected immigrant visa applicants only
- Proclamation 10052, which bans certain temporary nonimmigrant visa categories, remains in place through March 31, 2021
Effective immediately, President Biden has revoked Proclamation 10014, which was issued by the Trump Administration to suspend the entry of certain foreign nationals into the United States.
What are the Changes?
Proclamation 10014 and its extensions have been revoked.
President Biden revoked Proclamation 10014 on the premise that contrary to the Trump Administration’s assertions, the Proclamation does not protect or benefit the country’s economy. Contrarily, it “harms industries” based in the United States that rely on global talent. Additionally, the Biden Administration asserts that Proclamation 10014 “harms the United States” by preventing the reunification of some family members with U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.
Proclamation 10014 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak) was issued on April 22, 2020 by the Trump Administration. The proclamation was extended on June 22, 2020, and again on December 31, 2020.
Who is Affected?
Proclamation 10014 affects individuals who have applied for immigrant visas but have been unable to enter the United States through the ban, including foreign nationals who were selected to apply for immigrant visas through the FY 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery, and those who have already received their immigrant visas but have been unable to enter the country.
What Should Employers and Applicants Know?
President Biden’s proclamation applies only to immigrant visa applicants. It does not rescind Proclamation 10052 that was issued on June 22, 2020 by the Trump Administration. Proclamation 10052 bans certain temporary nonimmigrant visa categories, including J-1, H-1B, and L-1 visas. Proclamation 10052 is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021.