The Strategist

Trump restricts issuance of work visas as unemployment is growing

06/23/2020 - 07:08

In a situation of record unemployment, Donald Trump stopped issuing several types of American work visas until the end of the year. Restrictions on green card issuance have also been extended.

On Monday, June 22, US President Donald Trump signed a decree to stop issuance of certain types of work visas until the end of the year.

In particular, the decree refers to the H1-B type of visas, which is intended for the limited-time work of highly qualified specialists such as scientists and engineers. In addition, restrictions will apply to the type L-1, which is applied when transferring employees of companies working in other countries to the USA. The document also mentions the H-2B type of visa for seasonal workers who most often work in the field of landscape planning and the hotel business. The majority of J visas issued to participants in cultural and professional exchange programs will also be banned.

The reason for this measure was growing unemployment in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to representatives of the White House, these restrictions will save about half a million jobs for Americans.

In addition, until the end of the year Trump extended restrictions on the arrival of the United States through the green card program.