Amended Presidential Proclamation 10052 – Temporarily Restricts certain Categories of Visas

The original Presidential Proclamation 10052 was issued on June 22, the President signed Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 10052, which extends P.P. 10014 through December 31, 2020. Presidential Proclamation 10052 suspends the entry the United States of certain additional foreign nationals who present a risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Then on Monday, June 29, the President signed an amended P.P. 10052 which details the exceptions to the proclamation.

USCIS Deputy Director for Policy, Joseph Edlow stated, “Monday’s presidential proclamation temporarily restricts certain categories of visas from being issued to protect jobs for American workers while our economy recovers from the effects of COVID-19. This does not affect those currently working in the U.S. on valid H-1B or similar visas. The proclamation also does not prevent individuals in possession of valid visas prior to the effective date of the proclamation from entering or re-entering the country, if they have been abroad, provided they have not otherwise rendered themselves inadmissible. The U.S. will continue to honor these already valid visas as we help American workers get back on their feet.”



Source of Information:

The Whitehouse, 6/29/20, Presidential Proclamation:

Proclamation on Amendment to Proclamation 10052


The National Law Review, 7/16/20, Article:

Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations – Department of State Guidance

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