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Trump Issues Executive Order Limiting U.S. Entry

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order continuing Proclamation 10014 (from April of 2020) and limiting the entry into the United States, with some exceptions, of individuals seeking admission on an H-1B, H-2B, J, or L visa, and individuals accompanying or following to join individuals on these visas.  The entry ban takes effect June 24, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.


WHO IS IMPACTED BY THE BAN

Individuals in the following visa categories who are outside of the U.S. on June 24, 2020, and who do not hold a valid nonimmigrant visa or travel document (transportation letter, boarding foil, or advance parole document) are banned from entering the U.S.:

• H-1B professional workers;

• H-2B temporary non-agricultural workers;

• J-1 exchange visitors participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program;

• L-1 intracompany transferees;

• Dependent spouses and children of these visa holders.


WHO IS EXEMPT FROM THE BAN

The ban does not apply to:

• Any lawful permanent resident of the United States;

• Any foreign national who is the spouse or child of a United States citizen;

• Any foreign national seeking to enter the United States to provide temporary labor or services essential to the United States food supply chain;

• Any foreign national whose entry would be in the national interest as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees.


For questions you may have with regard to the Executive Order and what it means to your current application, please contact your attorney. If you are not a current client, please contact us at askggw@ggw.com or visit our “Contact Us” page.

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