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Announcements : Presidential Proclamation on Entry into the US

Announcement: Presidential Proclamation on Entry into the US

Event Date: 06/22/2020
Hello,
 
On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation suspending entry of certain non immigrants to the US. 
 
The text of the order is here White House Proclamation as well as the White House fact sheet. 
 
The Order:
  • Does not affect H-1B/H-4 or J-1/J-2 individuals inside the US
  • Does not affect TNs, E-3, O-1s or F-1 students
  • Does not affect change of status H-1B petitions (for example an F-1 OPT changing to an H-1B inside the US or a J-1 changing status to H-1B inside the US)
  • Does not affect H-1B portability (transfers) petitions
  • Does not affect H-1B extension or amendment petitions
  • Does not affect J-1 research scholars/professors/short term scholars/students
  • Does not affect permanent residents
  • Does not affect pending permanent residency petitions
  • Lasts until 12/31/2020 

If the H-1B/J-1 is outside the U.S. and has a valid H-1B/J-1 visa stamp in their passport, they can still enter the country so long as the H-1B/J-1 visa stamp is valid when they return.
 
If the H-1B/J-1 is inside the U.S. and has a valid H-1B/J-1 visa stamp in their passport, they can leave the U.S. and re-enter subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions so long as their H-1B/J-1 visa stamp is valid when they return.  
 
Please encourage your employees to use their best judgment and consult with an immigration attorney prior to leaving the US.
 
This information is also posted in the Announcement section of terradotta.wisc.edu.
 
You may share this information with your employees if you’d like.
 
As always, please let me know if you have questions.  Stay well and stay safe.
Thank you.
 
Jennifer Taylor, JD
Director, International Faculty and Staff Services
University of Wisconsin-Madison
21 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
608-265-2257