Update: On Monday, June 22, the Trump Administration signed a proclamation temporarily suspending H-1B and other work visas. Click here for our client alert discussing the impact of this new restriction.
Reports from well-placed sources indicate the Trump Administration will be announcing an additional round of immigration restrictions shortly. These measures are expected to include travel restrictions for common, employment-based, non-immigrant (temporary) immigration categories, such as L-1, H-1B, H-2B, and J-1. As such, employers with foreign national employees who are currently outside of the United States may wish to arrange for their return, where possible.
Regulatory proposals tied to the economic impact of COVID-19 are also expected and will target the H-1B category, as well as employment authorization options for F-1 students and H-4 spouses. For multinational employers and others engaged in international business operations, these measures could prolong business disruptions already experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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