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Trump Suspending the Entry of Non immigrant Workers and Immigrants Until December 2020

President Trump signed an Executive Order which takes effect on June 24, 2020.  The Executive Order bars both immigrant and non-immigrant visas through December 31, 2020. The Executive Order also keeps open the possibility of these bars to extend beyond December 2020.

The bar applies only to people who are outside the U.S., and does not apply to those who are entering the U.S. on a advanced parole. The Order excepts Permanent Residents, and spouses and children of U.S. citizens.

The Order suspends the non-immigrants and their dependents from entering the U.S. on H-1B, H-2B (except food production related workers), J-1, L-1 visas. However, a person can be granted a visa if their entry into the U.S. is in national interest.  The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor can set the criteria for determining what is in the national interest for visa purposes.

The Proclamation would make it more difficult for employers to obtain H-1B visas and even Employment-based second and third preference immigrant visas because it directs the U.S. Department of Labor and Homeland Security to consider taking actions (consistent with existing laws) to make sure that the grant of visas/entries would not disadvantage U.S. workers.

The proclamation also bars the persons in deportations proceedings, who are convicted of a crime, or who have a final order of deportation from getting a work permit.

If you have any questions about this or other immigration needs, contact us. We are available for free consultation, please call us at 801-269-9541 or call or text us 801-577-1988 (cell) or 801-637-5556 (cell) or contact us online.

 

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