Additional restrictions on entry into the U.S. may be expected soon. Initial indications are that the Administration is considering barring H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 status among other non-immigrant visa categories.
On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following COVID-19 Outbreak.” As previously reported, this Proclamation included a provision to consider restrictive US Immigration Law issues within 60 days.
Business and advocacy groups continue to argue that these measures will harm, rather than help, the economy. Like all of the other COVID-related restrictions, indications are that there will be a number of exceptions, including exceptions for healthcare workers and those involved in the food supply chain. However, it is unclear how the exceptions would be implemented.
For more information and to stay on top of this developing story, please stay tuned to the website and blogsite of the US immigration and nationality lawyers at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group at https://www.visaserve.com