Potential for New Immigration Restrictions, Will You Be Affected??
June 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM
by Erin K. Williams, Esq.
Our Nation’s Capital

The 50 days are up June 11, 2020 so we expect to hear what determinations have been made and if there will be increased restrictions. Those within the Administration have indicated that it is likely that additional nonimmigrant, work authorized visa categories may be included. CNN reports:

“Legal immigration, which is already taking a hit during the outbreak, is again in focus in deliberations about an anticipated immigration executive order.

A slate of visas, which allow immigrants to temporarily work in the US, or under consideration to be suspended for a period of time, including L–1B says for intercompany transfers, H1B’s for workers in a specialty occupation, H2B’s for temporary non-agricultural workers, and J-1 visa is for exchange visitors, according to three sources familiar with plans.”

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/09/politics/immigration-limits-coronavirus/index.html

If you are:

1. present in the U.S. in any of the listed categories;

2. awaiting processing of a change of status to any listed visa; or

3. awaiting the ability to process abroad and obtain a listed visa, please reach out and we’ll be happy to review the implications to your situation.

However, please keep in mind that until there is a revision to the current order or the issuance of a new order, we can only speculate the impact that a new order will cause. Once any order has been signed, our office will be reviewing and summarizing it so you can determine if there is any application to your situation or if you need further assistance. Please be sure that you seek counsel if you are concerned that any of the mandates will apply to you or your loved ones.

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