The latest change came on Monday, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced new rules for international students
Critics accuse the administration of using the pandemic as a pretext
to enact unnecessary immigration restrictions and advance particularly harsh policies that had struggled to gain momentum prior to the public health crisis. Trump maintains he's making good on his core campaign promise to put America first.
• Banned travel* from China
(January 31), Iran
(February 29), some European countries
(March 12) and Brazil
* Note: Travel bans included exceptions for US citizens and permanent residents. Some immigration courts have now reopened. Some USCIS offices have also reopened and officials have resumed conducting citizenship ceremonies.