On June 22nd, 2020 President Trump issued a presidential proclamation suspending the entry of certain non-immigrants on H1B, H2B, J and L1 visas, with an effective date of June 24th, 2020 at 12:01 AM. What does this mean? This means that those already in the United States on a valid visa or those holding valid non-immigrant visas on the effective date are not subject to the proclamation. In addition, no valid visas will be revoked. And for Canadians, the presidential proclamation does not apply.
Canadians are able to apply for and obtain TNL and H1 visas as they are visa exempt. This is great news for Canadians and their employers, as they are able to continue business as usual. If you have any questions about the presidential proclamation and its impact or questions about U.S. immigration law in general, give us a call.