U.S Establishes Temporary Entry Restrictions Due to Coronavirus Fears
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, the U.S government has implemented several restrictions to prevent the spreading of the virus. On January 31, 2020, the Trump administration announced that foreign citizens, other than immediate family of U.S citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled anywhere in China within 14 days of attempted entry will be denied admission to the U.S. Furthermore, American citizens who have been to Hubei province will be quarantined for up to 2 weeks at various military bases. The Trump administration have said that this travel ban will be temporary but an end date has yet to be announced. To see whether the travel ban will affect you, please visit here.
Despite the fast-acting restrictions, many organizations believe that the ban will do more bad than good. The World Health Organization have said that travel bans could “have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.” Experts from the Yale Institute for Global Health believe that the ban could have social and economic impacts while being ineffective to stop the spread of the new virus.
Keeping up to date on travel restrictions responding to world events, such as the coronavirus, is important especially if you have plans to travel. Here at Zhang & Associates, we try to keep you informed and ready so that you may travel with ease. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any immigration related issue, our seasoned staff will be happy to help. For a free evaluation on your case or situation, please email us at email@example.com.
Former U.S. Consular officer, Attorney Sechyi Laiu joined Zhang & Associates, P.C. on June 26, 2017
At Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu specializes on Consular Processing cases and business development. Attorney Laiu also focuses on TN visas, E visas, CBP administrative proceedings (monetary confiscation, deferred inspection), and overseas financial compliance.
Prior to joining Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Chinese and Portuguese speaking diplomat. As a consular-coned officer who served in Vancouver (Canada), Shenyang (P.R. China), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Attorney Laiu processed over 30,000 visa cases and worked in every section of Consular Affairs overseas (Fraud Prevention Unit, Immigrant Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, and American Citizen Services).
He will use his experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.
Founded in 1996, Zhang & Associates, P.C. offers legal services to clients worldwide in all aspects of U.S immigration law. We have successfully handled over ten thousand immigration cases.
At Zhang & Associates, P.C., our attorneys and supporting professionals are committed to providing high-quality immigration and non-immigration visa services. We specialize in NIW, EB-1, EB-5, PERM, I-485 I-130, H-1B, O, L and J cases. In the past twenty-two years, we have successfully helped over ten thousand clients get green cards. If you plan to apply for a green card, please send your CV to Attorney Jerry Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a free evaluation.
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