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President Trump Issues New Proclamation Placing Additional Restrictions on Certain Foreign Workers’ Entry into the United States

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued "Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak," temporarily suspending immigration of skilled workers receiving H-1B, H-2B, L-1, J-1, and dependent visas for family members. President Trump indicated that he issued this proclamation to protect American jobs during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and an expected subsequent period of substantial unemployment. This proclamation will make it more difficult for skilled and specialized workers, multinational managers and executives, au pairs, interns, and trainees to seek entry to work in the United States.

This proclamation also extends presidential proclamation 10014 issued by President Trump and dated April 22, 2020, which restricted the entry of certain new green card holders to the United States.

The current proclamation will be effective June 24, 2020 at 12:01 A.M. and will expire on December 31, 2020, unless otherwise extended by the Trump Administration. More >

For additional information, please contact:
    Montserrat C. Miller
Partner, Atlanta Office
        Teri A. Simmons
Partner, Atlanta Office
    Stephen P. Pocalyko
Of Counsel, Atlanta Office 
      William G. Adams
Attorney, Atlanta Office  

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