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NEW: Trump Suspends Entry of H-1B, H-2B, L-1 and J-1 Visa Holders, Extends Immigrant Visa Ban

Effective today, June 24, President Trump has issued a Presidential Proclamation suspending the entry of H-1B, H-2B, L-1 and J-1 visa applicants and their dependents into the United States until December 31, 2020.

This Proclamation suspends issuing visa stamps for foreign nationals (and their dependents) applying for the following visas:

  • H-1B visa

  • H-2B

  • J-1 interns, trainees, teachers, counselors, au pairs, or summer work travel program participants

  • L-1A

  • L-1B

The Proclamation will only apply to applicants currently outside the United States as of June 24, 2020 who do not have a valid H-1B, H-2B, J-1, L-1A or L-1B visa stamp.

The Proclamation does not apply to:

  • lawful permanent residents (green card holders)

  • spouses or children of US citizens

  • individuals whose entry would be in "the national interest," including individuals critical to the defense, law enforcement, diplomacy or national security of the United States, or are medical professionals assisting with COVID-19 care or research

In addition, the Proclamation extends the previously issued Presidential Proclamation 10014, issued on April 23, 2020, which suspends the entry of immigrant visa applicants outside of the United States until December 31, 2020. For the full text of Presidential Proclamation 10014, please visit this link.

If you have any questions about the newest Proclamation and its affect on your visa options, please contact Ayla Adomat, Esq. at

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