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Trump signs proclamation halting H-1B work visas and other temporary visas

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This week President Trump issued yet another proclamation, not only continuing Proclamation 10014 (extending the 60-day freeze on work visas put in place in April), but also temporarily limiting the entry, with some exceptions, of individuals seeking entry on an H-1B, H-2B, J, or L visa.  The proclamation further extends to individuals (relatives) accompanying or following to join individuals on these visas.  This limit on visas significantly affects the tech industry, students, intracompany executive and managerial transfers, and au pairs, among others. Affected visas will be on hold until the end of 2020.

The suspension and limitation on entry applies only to individuals who are outside the United States and who do not have a nonimmigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of the proclamation (June 22, 2020).

Please learn more about the proclamation here.

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