Temporary Worker Petitions Could Be Impacted by Future Presidential Proclamation
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 nonimmigrant work visas, such as H-1B, L-1 and TN visas, or an attempt to place additional restrictions on temporary workers in the United States. Additional assurances that U.S. workers will not be adversely impacted by the employment of the foreign worker are likely.
To file under the existing immigration rules and quotas, employers should contact their Foster immigration attorney to initiate new petitions or amendment/extension petitions as soon as possible in order to avoid the loss or potential delay in transferring key personnel who are critical to the organization’s success.