Presidential Proclamation 10014 Revoked - NO IMPACT to F/J Students & Scholars, Current Faculty/Staff

February 24, 2021

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation revoking Proclamation 10014, "Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak," and its two extensions ahead of their expected March 31 expiration date.

Who was impacted by Proclamation 10014?

The entry of any individual into the U.S. in the visa categories below was temporarily suspended until March 31, 2021 unless the visa or other official travel document issued was approved by a U.S. Consulate prior to June 24, 2020:

  • An H-1B or H-2B visa and anyone accompanying these individuals 

  • A J visa in the following categories: Intern, Trainee, Teacher, Camp Counselor, Au Pair, or Summer Work, and anyone accompanying these individuals

  • An L visa and anyone accompanying these individuals

Who was not impacted by Proclamation 10014?

This proclamation did NOT impact individuals in the United States who currently hold H-1B status or were awaiting approval of H-1B change of status or extension of status petitions.

Additionally, the proclamation did not impact the following:

  1. F-1 or J-1 students (including the OPT/STEM OPT program). Our understanding is that the J-1 Student Intern category is also not included since it is a student category and differs from the J-1 Intern category.

  2. J-1s in the Research Scholar, Short Term Scholar, and Specialist categories. 

  3. Any lawful permanent residents.

  4. Spouses or children of U.S. citizens

  5. Individuals seeking to enter the U.S. to provide temporary labor or essential services to the U.S. food supply chain

  6. Any individual whose entry would be in the national interest