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Details on new Immigration/Business Visa Ban Below

President Trump has just issued his latest immigration ban. This one relates to temporary work/business visas.

We’ve drafted a very quick summary of it. Note that this is not legal advice so please don’t rely on it as such and also note that the order has just been released so all we know are the below details.

Effective Dates:

  • Effective 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 24, 2020

  • It will remain in effect until the end of the year and it can be extended as “necessary.”

  • There will be periodic 60-day reviews by the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State to see if modifications are necessary.

Applies to:

  • Those outside the U.S. today; and

  • Those who do not have a valid visa stamp/travel document as of today

We would argue that if you have ANY valid visa stamp in your passport, this order should not apply to you.

Visa Categories Covered:

  • H-1B

  • H-2B

  • L

  • J-1 in the following categories:

    • Intern – This likely includes the Irish work & travel, also known as the “graduate visa”

    • Trainee

    • Au Pair

    • Summer Work & Travel

    • Camp Counselor

    • Teacher

  • Dependents of all the above

Note that E-2s, E-1s, O-1s, P-1s, P-3 are not covered by this ban.

Exceptions:

  • Those coming to “provide temporary labor or services essential” to the U.S. food supply chain

  • Anyone who would be in the “national interest” of the U.S. as determined by the Secretary of State/Department of Homeland Security

  • Green card holders

  • Spouse and minor children of U.S. citizens

This order also extended the April order banning the admission of new/would-be legal permanent residents which has already separated families, weakened communities, and hurt companies.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) denounces this ban. This ban has very few exceptions, and will harm employers, families, universities, hospitals, communities, and delay America’s economic recovery.

That’s all we know for now. We will share more information as it becomes available.

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