President Trump has issued a new Proclamation, extending till March 31, 2021, the restrictions and limitations placed on the entry into the United States of foreign nationals in certain nonimmigrant work visa classifications like the H-1B and L-1. The suspension was earlier ordered by President Trump vide a Proclamation in June 2020.
Under the Proclamation, entry of a foreign national into the United States pursuant to any of the following nonimmigrant visas is suspended till March 31:
- H-1B, H-2B, and H-4 dependents of H-1B and H-2B visa holders;
- L-1 and L-2 dependents of L-1 visa holders;
- J-1 visa the foreign national is coming as an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or under a summer work travel program, and J-2 dependents of such J-1 visa holders.
The above suspension does not apply to foreign nationals who have a valid visa or an appropriate travel document, but is applicable only to foreign nationals who are currently outside the U.S., and do not have a valid H-1B, H-2B, H-4, L-1, L-2, J-1 or J-2 visa stamped in their passport, or an official travel document like an Advance Parole.
Suspension of entry into the United States of certain immigrants ordered by President Trump vide his earlier Proclamation in April 2020 has also been extended until March 31, 2021. This suspension applies to immigrants who are currently outside the U.S. and do not have a valid immigrant visa stamped in their passport, or a valid official travel documents like an Advance Parole.
You may read more about the restrictions and limitations on the entry of certain nonimmigrants and immigrants here.
If you have any questions regarding the temporary suspension of entry of immigrants and nonimmigrants, or need help filing for an immigration benefit, contact VisaPro Law Firm today. Our experienced immigration attorneys will be happy to assist you.