Roll Call reports:
Even among immigrant applicants abroad, the order carves out several key exemptions. It does not apply to people who already have green cards or to spouses and children of U.S. citizens. Parents of U.S. citizens, however, are not mentioned in the list of exemptions.
It also excludes people who intend to move to the country to work in U.S. law enforcement, the armed forces, or in health care or other professions deemed “essential” during the pandemic, along with their immediate family members in some cases.
The order also does not bar wealthy investors who come through the EB-5 investor visa program and beneficiaries of the Special Immigrant Visa. The latter allows people in special circumstances to come and settle in the United States.