Trump’s Ban on Chinese Students
On May 29th, Donald Trump issued an executive order, announcing that in order to preserve sensitive technologies and intellectual property, Chinese students and researches of certain backgrounds will be denied entry into the United States.
The order became effective starting 12:00 p.m. eastern standard time on June 1, 2020.
Affected by this order are Chinese citizens seeking to enter the United States with an F or J visa to study or conduct research.
Students who currently are, or have in the past had: received funding from, employed by, studied at, conducted research at/for any entities in the PRC that support or implement the “military-civil fusion strategy” will have their entry into the United States suspended.
This proclamation does not apply to permanent residents of the United States, spouses of a US citizen or a permanent resident, members of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses and children, etc.
Please keep in mind that this ban only applies to students of graduate levels and above. Students of undergraduate levels and below will remain unaffected. Also, as long as a student’s field of study would not contribute to the PRC’s military-civil fusion strategy, he/she is unlikely to be denied entry.