The Trump Administration recently announced that effective June 24th, entry into the U.S. by certain nonimmigrant individuals will be suspended. This proclamation includes individuals on H-1B visas, H-2B visas, J-visas for foreign cultural and work exchanges, and L-visas for transfer of foreign workers within a company. The order will apply to all who:
- Are outside the United States as of June 24th, 2020
- Do not have a valid non-immigrant visa, and
- Do not have a valid official travel document other than a visa as of June 24th, 2020
This proclamation does not apply to those who already have a valid visa, or those who have already applied for their temporary visas. Crucially, the order does not apply to individuals within the U.S. on the date of its enactment.
Others exempt from this order include any foreign national seeking admission into the U.S. to provide temporary labor or services deemed essential for the U.S. food supply, and any foreign national whose entry is deemed to be in the national interest, as determined by the State Department or the Department of Homeland Security.
This proclamation remains in effect until December 31, 2020 and may be modified or extended by the federal government.
This informational alert was prepared by Larson King’s Summer Associate Madison Fernandez. This alert is for informational purposes only. Please contact attorney Iosif Sorokin at 651-312-6500 or email him if you have any questions about the information above.