On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.” The proclamation will bar certain foreign workers from entering the United States beginning on June 24, 2020 and is set to expire on December 31, 2020 (with a possibility of renewal). Pursuant to the order, individuals will not be able to apply for a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad.
The Executive Order will impact individuals outside of the United States without a valid nonimmigrant visa in the categories mentioned below.
The suspension of entry will only apply to those who:
The suspension on entry does not apply to:
Visa holders currently inside the United States will not be affected and will remain eligible to file for the change of status, transfer, or extension (where applicable).
The Executive Order also extends the April 2020 suspension of entry for those applying for an immigrant visa (green card) at a U.S. consulate abroad.
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