On September 15, 2020, Judge Amit P. Mehta filed an amended order in Gomez v. Trump in response to the Department of State’s (DOS) guidance regarding the processing of Diversity Visa applications. DOS had announced that it would not issue visas to applicants who were subject to the “14-Day Quarantine” rule if they were not exempt or had not completed a 14-day quarantine elsewhere. Judge Mehta found this was “illogical” and “at odds with” his previously issued injunction. DOS has yet to respond.
Jackson Lewis attorneys will monitor further developments and provide updates accordingly.