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January 8, 2021 20 DESI TALK 1635W. Wise Road, Suite 10A, Schaumburg, IL60193 Mobile: (847) 220-7338 • Office: (847) 413-4455 Fax: (847) 481-0125 • Family Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Business Transactions, Landlord/Tenant Law, and Criminal Law Gandhi Selim Law, P.C. Rajvi Gandhi 27+ Years Experience Attorney Goyal with a Doctor in Juris & MBA from the U.S. is the Member of Chicago Bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association. • IMMIGRATION • DIVORCE • REAL ESTATE & BUSINESS CLOSINGS • DUI & TRAFFIC COURT • WILLS • CRIMINAL DEFENSE • AUTO ACCIDENT • COLLECTION & EVICTIONS • CORPORATIONS & LLC AND OTHER LEGAL MATTERS Call 847-584-7617 1625 W. Colonial Pkway, Inverness, IL 60067 near Schaumburg opp. Harper Collage Parveen K. Goyal, LTD LAW OFFICES Attorney Praveen K Goyal Fluent in Hindi & Punjabi languages Immigration President Trump Extends His Proclamation Suspending Visa Issuance to Some Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants! O n June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation continu- ing Proclamation 10014 issued on April 22, 2020, (effective immediately) and suspending the entry of certain non- immigrants and Immigrant Visas that took effect and was to remain in effect at least until December 31, 2020. Then on December 31st, 2020, Outgoing Presi- dent Trump, in his infinite wisdom decided to extend the proclamation again through March 31, 2021, which is more than two months after he is to leave office and a new President will be inaugurated. Pres- ident-Elect Joe Biden will likely make several changes to the immigration policies of the current President. First, off, the proclamation applies to all family based and employment based immigrant visas which are subject to the Department of State’s Visa Bulletin. This means that people who are outside the United States and awaiting is- suance of Permanent Resident Visas (Im- migrant Visas), will be stuck waiting for additional weeks, possibly months, until this proclamation can expire, or the new President withdraws the proclamation. This order does not apply to people that are in the United States already. Trump to sign executive order suspend- ing certain work visas through 2020 The order also applies to temporary/non- immigrant visa categories such as H-1B visas, H-2B visas, H-4 visas, L-1 visas and certain J-1 visas. This is President Trump’s way of marking his signature on immigration matters as he makes a not- so-peaceful exit. H-1B visas are used for skilled workers and are common in the tech industry and is the largest visa program of those in- cluded in Monday’s order as its recipients can stay for multiple years. H-2B visas apply to seasonal workers. H-4 visas are given to spouses of H-1B and H-2B visa holders. J-1 visas are given to researchers, scholars and other specialized categories such as au pairs. Roughly 300,000 J-1 visa recipi- ents come to the U.S. every year. L-1 visas are used for executives, man- agers, or those with Specialized Knowl- edge within the company transferring to the United States to the US affiliate, from positions abroad with the same em- ployer. As stated above, the order does not apply to those al- ready in the United States. And Foreign Nationals applying for visas to pro- vide labor “essential to the United States food supply chain” are exempt. And those people “whose entry would be in the national interests” as determined by the federal government are exempt as well. Canadians Are Not Subject to the Proc- lamation Canadians entering as H, L or J nonimmi- grants are exempt from the Presidential Proclamation. Guidance has been provid- ed to local CBP ports on this issue. How- ever, it has been clear that the informa- tion has not totally been received by CBP offices, so applicants for entry should be ready to defend their position or have an attorney to assist. Individuals with Valid Visas Prior to Proclamation’s Effective Date Are Not Subject to the Proclamation Regardless of Previous Entry Those with valid visas issued prior to the effective date of the Proclamation will be allowed entry regardless of whether they have come in before or not on that visa. If you have any questions on the direction or state of our country on immigration is- sues, please do reach out to and consult with an experienced Immigration Attorney. By Dev Banad Viswanath, Esq. Dev B. Viswanath Place Classified Ads Online 7 24 Print + Online