|As you may have heard, President Trump is reportedly finalizing an executive order or presidential proclamation that would bar the entry of L-1, H-1B, H-2B and J-1 nonimmigrants for a period of several months. It appears that the ban will include numerous exemptions, but it is not clear yet which groups will be exempt. The order will likely be issued in the next few days to few weeks.
This order would not immediately affect people in the U.S., except that the State Department could revoke a visa already stamped in an individual’s passport, which would make it impossible for that individual to reenter the U.S. if they left the country.
In the meantime, we recommend that companies immediately have all workers in the categories mentioned above return to the U.S. as soon as possible, if they are able to do so. We do not know when the order would take effect, but given the Trump Administration’s past practices, it would likely be almost immediately after the executive order or presidential proclamation is issued.
We also encourage you to contact your Senators, Congressman, Governors and lobbyists to let the White House know that this action would adversely impact your business and could result in job losses for your U.S. workers. An easy way to find these representatives is here.
We will continue to monitor this developing situation and will let you know as soon as additional information is released.