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On January 31, 2020, by Presidential Proclamation effective February 21, 2020, the Trump administration placed visa and entry restrictions on nationals from (1) Eritrea, (2) Kyrgyzstan, (3) Myanmar, (4) Nigeria, (5) Sudan, and (6) Tanzania.
Feb. 7, 2020 Update: "On February 6, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a permanent nationwide injunction blocking the August 8, 2018 USCIS policy memo that sought to change how days of unlawful presence are counted following a violation of F, M, or J nonimmigrant status." The government may choose to appeal the decision.