President Trump issued a proclamation on June 22, 2020 suspending non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications for H1B, L01, J-1 and other visas and green cards at US Consulates, and instructing agencies to make it more difficult for employers to hire international personnel on temporary legal work visas. It is a continuation of the April 22nd Proclamation, but with more specific restrictions
The Proclamation specifically addresses H-1B, H-2B, J, and L visas including any dependents.
The Proclamation applies to international workers who:
Are outside of the US;
Do NOT have a non-immigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation; and
Does not have an official travel document other than a visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation or issued on any date thereafter.
Important Note: The Proclamation does NOT apply to:
Lawful permanent residents;
Individuals who are either spouses or children of a US citizen;
International worker seeking to enter the US to provide temporary labor or services essential to the US food supply chain; and
Individuals whose entry would be in the national interest as determined by the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Homeland Security.
The Proclamation is set to continue until December 31, 2020 with modifications allowed every 30 days from the effective date.
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