Presidential Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Nonimmigrants into the US & What You Should Know
On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Later, this Proclamation was extended (Presidential Proclamation 10014). The suspension of entry for certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas will remain in effect until at least December 31, 2020.
Here you can find all you should know about the ban.
The nonimmigrant ban applies to individuals applying for an:
H-1B visa and a dependent H-4 visa;
H-2B visa and a dependent H-4 visa;
J-1 visa, to the extent the foreign national is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program, and a dependent J-2 visa; and
L-1 (L-1A and L-1B) visa and a dependent L-2 visa.
The nonimmigrant ban will only apply to an individual identified above if he or she:
Is outside the United States on the effective date of the Proclamation;
Does not have a nonimmigrant visa in one of the categories that is now suspended on which he or she is seeking entry, that is valid on the effective date of the Proclamation; and
Does not have an official travel document other than a visa (such as a transportation letter, boarding foil, or advance parole document), valid on the effective date of the Proclamation or issued thereafter permitting the individual to be admitted to the United States.
The Proclamation does not apply to the following individuals:
Lawful permanent residents;
Spouses or children of U.S. citizens;
Individuals seeking entry to provide temporary labor essential to the U.S. food supply chain;
Individuals whose entry would be in the national interest, including individuals whose services are critical to defense, diplomacy or national security, related to the combat of COVID-19, will facilitate economic recovery and are children who would age out of eligibility.
What Our Office Is Doing
We are closely monitoring the situation and encourage you to contact our office if you
believe you may be impacted by this Proclamation or are currently in the United States but need to travel aboard. We are happy to provide free initial consultations for any immigration legal assistance.
The Law Office of Nicholas J. Mireles is an experienced Los Angeles based U.S. Immigration law firm that has been practicing immigration law since 2013. Our background makes us uniquely well suited to help you with any issue relating to your immigration status.
Law Office of Nicholas J. Mireles, APC
411 West 7th St. Ste 310 - Los Angeles, CA 90014
The full text of the presidential proclamations are available on the White House website at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-immigrants-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-economic-recovery-following-covid-19-outbreak/