On April 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation refusing entry to foreign nationals seeking to enter the U.S. as immigrants after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23, 2020. The ban lasts for an initial period of 60 days. Given the fact that all U.S. Embassies and Consulates are not currently open to the public for visa interviews, it is difficult to imagine that this proclamation has any real immediate effect. Anyone who could get an immigrant visa has already gotten an immigrant visa. Therefore, this proclamation essentially extends the status quo for at least 60 days.
There is much uncertainty surrounding the announcement by President Donald Trump that he will sign an executive order temporarily suspending all U.S. immigration in light of the coronavirus pandemic. As the president has not signed the executive order, all information available is speculation.
It’s hard to believe, but it has almost been 30 days since the country first began sheltering in place. Unfortunately, there are a few H-1B / E-3 posting requirements that are triggered when employees are moved to locations not listed as work sites on their H-1B / E-3 applications.
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E&M Mayock are immigration attorneys practicing the full range of U.S. immigration law. Our firm specializes in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas.
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A U.S. firm that wants to hire international talent or a foreign national that has found a job in the United States will have to deal with the complex and frequently changing field of immigration law.
There are many different types of visas, but which one is the right one? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Learn more about our corporate visa and immigration solutions and how we help make hiring international talent a competitive advantage.