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April 23, 2020

Trump Immigration Executive Order Does Not Apply to Seasonal Farm Workers

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order temporarily suspending the issuance of new green cards, which applies to those seeking permanent residence in the U.S. The order will last for 60 days, and can be modified during the 60 days or potentially extended at the end of the 60 days. 

The order will apply to foreign nationals seeking a green card who are outside the U.S. at the time of the order, but will not apply to legal immigrants in the country seeking to change their immigration status.

It also carves out exceptions for essential workers, and does not apply to seasonal farm workers, who would seek seasonal guest worker visas.