Border Security

Amendment to Presidential Proclamation 10014 to reunite families of LPRs

Consider adding an amendment and resume visa issuance to spouses of Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs). Currently there's an exemption under PP 10014 for spouses of US citizens but spouses of LPRs are not included. LPRs are taxpayers as well, and deserve to be reunited with their loved ones.

COVID-19 protocols and other conditions might be set in place and review issuance on a case by case basis as suggested for other non-immigrant visas in PP 10052. Suggestions for a case to be able to resume their visa issuance process before PP 10014 expires might include:

- Case already approved by NVC and only pending interview at the Embassy.

- Proof of employment for petitioner from 30 days or less, or proof of income or commitment letter from sponsor that new immigrant won't need immediate employment.
- Proof that petitioner has health insurance and is willing to include applicant as a dependent.

It might seem that December 31st is right around the corner but that's 2.5 more months from today before the waiting lists even resume and PP 10014 might be extended on 1/1/2021.

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