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Immigration Suspension: Potential Restrictions on H1B Visas

We are Gehi & Associates. We are NYC/Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan/Bronx/Staten Island immigration lawyers. We are here to serve our NYC/Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan/Bronx/Staten Island communities. We do bankruptcy, family/divorce, immigration, and all forms of law. Please come to one of our Queens offices. Please email us at info@gehilaw.com to set up your free initial personal consultation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration has restricted immigration. While these restrictions are not total, they certainly will impact people like our clients. If you have or need an H1B visa, understanding the Trump administration’s restrictions is crucial.

But, firstly, as a brief overview: the Trump administration has banned allowing new immigrants into the country for at least 60 days. As you probably know, H1B visas are essentially work visas, so those from other countries wishing to work in the United States can do so legally.

It is a temporary stay in the United States, but it is a stay for people like scientists, engineers, and other valuable laborers to work here in the United States. Restrictions on the capability of getting access to H1B visas are to be expected. Under the Trump administration, denial rates of H1B visas have already greatly increased.

Due to COVID-19 and the overall restrictions on immigration, such restrictions are expected to continue to increase, if not at a greater rate than they were already. Also, those with H1B visas currently and who are unemployed should be expecting difficulties with employment.

In Q1 of 2020, it has already been seen that H1B holders have had a higher employment rejection rate than in previous recent quarters. This, too, is due to the COVID-19 crisis, as employers are less keen on taking on new employees in general.

Even though H1B holders are employed chiefly by companies that have not been hit hard by the COVID crisis, it will also be likely that the Trump administration will put restrictions on international students to find work after immigration.

Now, does this mean that H1B visas are fully restricted? No. No restrictions have been made yet. Does this mean that H1B holders can’t find work? No. Like the rest of the country, finding work will be more difficult. If you have an H1B visa already, you should not worry much.

We here at Gehi & Associates will work with you to ensure that the new wave of restrictions on H1B visas and immigration, in general, impacts you in the least negative manner possible. Call us at 718-263-5999.

We are Gehi & Associates. We are NYC/Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan/Bronx/Staten Island immigration lawyers. We are here to serve our NYC/Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan/Bronx/Staten Island communities. We do bankruptcy, family/divorce, immigration, and all forms of law. Please come to one of our Queens offices. Email us at info@gehilaw.com to set up your free initial personal consultation.

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