According to immigration attorney Chicago, as the COVID-19 crisis continues, it is expected that the country’s immigration system will continue to adapt as best as it can in the face of unprecedented circumstances.
Travel and immigration restricted
In January 2020 the federal government implemented a series of travel and immigration restrictions. This led to grounded flights, closed borders, derailing many individuals’ plans of coming to the United States.
Between late January and mid-March we saw a series of presidential proclamations issued that prohibited entry into the United States to travelers from China, Iran, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the 26 European “Schengen Area” countries. These restrictions exempt U.S. citizens (USCs), lawful permanent residents (LPRs), their certain family members, and other limited categories of people.
On March 18 the State Department announced the suspension of routine nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
On March 20 …