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News that the U.S. economy lost a record 20.5 million jobs in April during the coronavirus pandemic has led some to call for the immediate suspension of the country’s temporary work visas programs without a full understanding of the essential role these programs play in addressing chronic labor shortages, particularly in food production and food […]

In President Trump’s most recent proclamation he included a requirement that the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security recommend measures in 30 days to “stimulate the United States economy and ensure the prioritization, hiring, and employment of United States workers.”  Prudent employers should assume that future restrictions will include either a temporary suspension of […]

On March 11, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation restricting travel to the United States from most of Europe effective Friday, March 13, 2020. While the restriction was initially to remain in effect for 30 days, the proclamation stated that the restriction would continue until termination by the President. As such, travel to the U.S. from most […]

On Wednesday, April 22, Present Trump issued a proclamation temporarily suspending entry into the United States of intending immigrants as lawful permanent residents (“green card” applicants) for a temporary period of 60 days.   Because the order does not apply to people already in the United States, those in the United States may continue their applications for permanent residency.  […]