NAPABA Concerned About Order Suspending Certain Some Immigration to the U.S.

NAPABA Concerned About Order Suspending Some Immigration to the U.S.

April 28, 2020

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is concerned about the impact of the executive order suspending the entry of certain immigrants to the United States, signed by President Trump on April 22 titled, “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the US Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.

The current situation demonstrates the importance of each member of our families, regardless of citizenship or residency status. The order may have a significant impact on the Asian American community, as 92% of Asian Americans are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Further, immigrants families make significant contributions to the economy and society, including as essential workers, family caregivers, and healthcare providers.

For years, NAPABA urged Congress and previous Administrations to reform our immigration system in a manner that recognizes the importance of both family and employment-based immigration. We remain committed to the belief that we can have a fair and just immigration system, even in the current crisis.

The order went into effect at 11:59 pm ET on April 23 and is expected to remain in effect for 60 days. For more information about the order, please see this practice update courtesy of NAPABA Immigration Committee co-chair, Sang Shin of Jackson Walker LLP.

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