Trump Immigration Restrictions Due to COVID1906/23/2020
On June 22, 2020 President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of certain employment-based immigrants and non-immigrants seeking admission to the United States through December 31, 2020. He also extended his previous Presidential Proclamation from April restricting immigration, in certain visa categories including: • H-1B; • H-2B • J and -L (workers with specialized knowledge) The latest restriction applies to persons applying for immigrant visas who are: ● Outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation; ● Do not have a valid immigrant visa on the effective date; and ● Do not have a valid official travel document that permits travel to the United States to seek entry or admission. Persons exempted include: 1. Lawful permanent residents (LPR) 2. Those seeking to enter the U.S. on an immigrant visa as a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional; to perform medical research or 3. Individuals applying for a visa to enter the U.S. pursuant to the EB-5 visa program 4. Spouses of U.S. citizens and 5. Children of U.S. citizens under the age of 21 and prospective adoptees 6. Discretionary cases where workers are needed to maintain the US food supply chain. 7. Nonimmigrant visa holders (B-2 tourists, etc.) Contact our office for more information on what this means for you specific situation and how we can assist you further.