New Presidential Proclamation Bans Entry of Certain H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 Workers, and Their Family Members, Through End of 2020

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New Presidential Proclamation Bans Entry of Certain H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 Workers, and Their Family Members, Through End of 2020


This evening, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation that extends his 60-day Immigrant Visa entry ban issued on April 22 through the end of 2020. The April 22 Proclamation is the subject of a previous WSV Alert.

In addition, the Proclamation bans the entry of:

The suspension on the entry of these nonimmigrants will continue through December 31, 2020, and may be extended.

The suspension applies to persons who:

There are limited exemptions available for certain workers, such as those whose temporary labor is deemed essential to the U.S. food supply chain, or those whose work is in the U.S. national interest, such as Covid researchers or other medical professionals.

The new Presidential Proclamation may be found here