Suspension of Select Visas by Presidential Proclamation

On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, the proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants (Presidential Proclamation 10014) through March 31, 2021. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and aliens who are or were inside the United States or those holding valid nonimmigrant or immigrant visas on the effective date of June 24, 2020, are not subject to the proclamation.

The proclamation also suspends entry of nonimmigrants in the following visa categories: H1B, H2B, select J subcategories (intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel), and L, along with their spouses and children. No valid visas will be revoked under the proclamation. Exceptions to the Presidential Proclamations exist for certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants.