EIG COVID-19 Update | April 23, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information helpful, too.

International Updates

The United States | On Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 PM EDT, President Trump released the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.”

This Executive Order has no impact on immigrant and nonimmigrant employment-based immigration processes for individuals already living and working in the U.S.

As EIG continues to monitor this situation, we’ve packaged our Immigration Executive Order summary and analysis in this PDF as a quick-reference for you, and to share with your teams and employees. 

EIG will continue to monitor this situation and will issue additional updates or reports if any changes are made.
Case Update: 24,019 new cases, -1,615 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/23, 9:00 PM CEST

Canada | Ontario is extending it’s emergency shutdown orders until at least May 10; Quebec has extended its closures until early May.

Saskatchewan, where cases are significantly less than other provinces, will be the first to gradually reopen. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said the plan is set to take effect in May.
Case Update: 1,549 new cases, -442 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/23, 9:00 PM CEST

Croatia | Beginning April 27, Croatia will begin easing its lockdown measures, starting with shops and public transportation. In the country’s plan, there are still a number of required protections in place regarding the number of people in a venue and space requirements.
Case Update: 42 new cases, 15 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/23, 9:00 PM CEST

Egypt | Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that, as Ramadan begins, the nationwide curfew would now begin an hour later. The new curfew is from 9 PM to 6 AM.
Case Update: 169 new cases, 12 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/23, 9:00 PM CEST

France | Beginning May 11, lockdown measures will begin to lessen across the country. France has had a nationwide lockdown since March 17.
Case Update: 1,810 new cases, -828 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/23, 9:00 PM CEST

UAE | As Ramadan begins, the nationwide curfew has been shortened by two hours and will now be from 10 PM to 6 AM.
Case Update: 518 new cases, 35 daily change, Last updated: 2020/4/23, 9:00 PM CEST

Erickson Immigration Group’s Immigration Nerds podcast is sharing stories at the cross-section of immigration, culture, travel, and, for now, the coronavirus. If you have stories to share, like this week’s guest Amin Hasani, who shares his experience as an immigrant entrepreneur pursuing the American dream one product at a time, we want to hear from you.

We will continue to send updates daily or as more COVID-19-related news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or in past updates or want to hear more about a different topic, just reply to let us know. If you have specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.