On June 22, 2020, President Trump suspended the immigration of skilled workers receiving H-1B, H-2B, L-1, J-1, and dependent visas for family members. President Trump indicated that he issued this proclamation to protect American jobs during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and an expected subsequent period of substantial unemployment. This proclamation will make it more difficult for skilled and specialized workers, multinational managers and executives, au pairs, interns, and trainees to seek entry to work in the United States.

Click here to read the entire alert that my colleagues and I drafted.  The proclamation goes into effect today and runs through the end of the year.  The proclamation impacts H-1B cap cases if the individual is outside the United States and needs to apply for an H-1B visa upon approval of their petition by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

To read about President Trump’s other immigration-related proclamations, click here and click here.