A Breakdown Of President Trump’s Presidential Proclamation


Today, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation that will go into effect at 12:01 am ET on June 24, 2020. Here are the high-level implications:

What does the proclamation do?

  1. Extend existing restriction on immigrant visa entry (entering as a “green card” holder) until December 31, 2020.
  2. Restrict entry into the United States until December 31, 2020 for people on H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and certain J-1 (intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program) plus their dependents. Exemptions: people working in U.S. food supply chain, or whose entry would be in the national interest.

What is the impact?

  1. The proclamation does not impact people already in the U.S.
  2. The proclamation does not impact people outside the U.S. who currently have valid H-1B, H-2B, L-1, J-1 visas.
  3. Filings with USCIS are not impacted. If you are in the U.S., you can still file H-1B/L-1 “change of status”, “extension”, or “amendment”.
  4. The proclamation does not impact other non-immigrant categories, such as: E-3, TN, O-1.

We’d also like to remind you that all U.S. Consulates/Embassies are still closed for routine visa stamping due to COVID-19.

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